Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Portuguese translation of “for”

for

preposition
 
strong /fɔːr/ weak /r/
A1 to be given to or used by someone or something
para
I bought a dress for their new baby. We need some curtains for the bedroom.
A1 used to show an amount of time or distance
por
We walked for miles. I lived with my parents for a year.
A2 having a particular purpose
para
What are those large scissors for?
A2 because of something
por, por causa de
Scotland is famous for its beautiful countryside. New York is famous for its buildings.
A2 in exchange for something, especially an amount of money
por
How much did you pay for your computer?
A2 on the occasion of
para
What did you buy him for his birthday?
A2 at a particular time
para
I’ve booked a table at the restaurant for nine o’clock.
A2 towards or in the direction of
para
Just follow the signs for the airport.
A2 meaning or representing something
para
What’s the German word for “cucumber”?
B1 in order to help someone
para
I’ll carry those bags for you.
B1 representing a country or organization
para
He plays football for Arsenal.
supporting or agreeing with someone or something
para
Did you vote for or against the proposal?
used when comparing something to a particular fact
para
She’s very tall for her age.
(Definition of for from the Cambridge English-Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Experiencing difficulties, but you might be interested in these topics from the Easy and difficult topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “for” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

see the light of day

When something sees the light of day, it appears for the first time.

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More