What is the difference between 'para' and 'por'?

Can anybody help to explain this to me? I never know when to use each one? The both seem to mean 'for' but it seems to vary from sentence to sentence.

Side Note: It would be great if Duolingo created some animations or videos to explain concepts like this when we first encounter them. These could be inserted between the existing lessons to help explain tricky grammatical concepts.

5 years ago


Long answer Google it or go to This is one of the hurdles of Spanish, for many. Explaining complex grammar is not Duo's strength, IMO, and you need other resources, including a dictionary and a grammar/ textbook (used is fine)

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Thx @rpreng for the tip ( Take care both. Regards / George

5 years ago
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