"I want to do something for him."

Translation:Eu quero fazer alguma coisa por ele.

September 10, 2013

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ikamjh

Please make a por/para skill to help with knowing when to use wich

February 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/delvi

Please, can someone explain why "para" is not correct for this sentence?

September 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

There is a slight difference. Para ele = to give him. Meu filho passou na faculdade e quero fazer alguma coisa para ele (as throw a party for him, give him a gift, etc). Por ele = in behalf of him, in order to help. Meu amigo perdeu o emprego e quero fazer algo por ele (to help him).

September 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/delvi

muito obrigada, Paulenrique. Eu aprecio sua ajuda. :) acho que compreendo.

September 10, 2013
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