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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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