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German translation of “for”

for

preposition /foː/
to be given or sent to
für
This letter is for you.
towards; in the direction of
nach
We set off for London.
through a certain time or distance
für
We were kept waiting for three hours Lucy walked for three miles .
in order to have, get, be etc
nach
He asked me for some money Go for a walk .
in return ; as payment
für
He paid $2 for his ticket .
in order to be prepared
für
He’s getting ready for the journey .
representing
für
He is the member of parliament for Hull .
on behalf of
für
Will you do it for me?
in favour of
dafür
Are you for or against the plan ?
because of
wegen, aus
For this reason , I will not be investing in that business venture .
having a particular purpose
für
She gave me money for the bus fare .
indicating an ability or an attitude to
für
She has a talent for baking He has an ear for music .
as being
für
They mistook him for someone else .
considering what is used in the case of
für
It is quite warm for January (= considering that it is January when it is usually cold ).
in spite of
trotz
For all his money , he didn’t seem happy .
(Definition of for from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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