Para o Por/Muy o Mucho?

Para and Por are used in the way "for" is used.


Use por for: -price -cause/reason -frequency -on behalf of -passive voice -in exchange for -distribution

Te cambio mi manzana por tu sandwich. I'll trade you my apple for your sandwich.


Use para for: -time (deadlines) -recipient -purpose -opinion -employment -future/point in time -direction -concession

Tengo que terminar esto para las ocho. I need to finish this by eight o'clock.

Muy and Mucho are used in the way "very" and "a lot" are used.


-muy is used before adverbs or adjectives

(adjective) El teléfono es muy moderno. The telephone is very modern. (adverb) Jorge llegó a la reunión muy tarde. Jorge arrived at the meeting very late.


-mucho can be an adjective, adverb or pronoun

(adjective) Tengo mucho dinero. I have a lot of money. (adverb) Te quiero mucho. I love you a lot. (pronoun) No necesito más comida, tengo mucho en mi plato. I don't need more food, I have a lot on my plate.

March 20, 2019


A very good summary, thank you, muchas gracias!

March 20, 2019

Great answer very helpful here’s some lingots

March 20, 2019

When talking about a duration of time, use por. "por un mes" or "por dos diás." Here are a bunch of other uses of por.

... and para!

March 20, 2019

Thank You For That Very Good Summary, Have A Lingot!

March 21, 2019

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