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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)
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