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for

preposition /foː/
to be given or sent to
para
This letter is for you.
towards; in the direction of
para, hacia, en dirección a
We set off for London.
through a certain time or distance
durante
We were kept waiting for three hours Lucy walked for three miles.
in order to have, get, be etc
(pedir dinero); (salir) a (pasear)
He asked me for some money Go for a walk.
in return; as payment
por
He paid $2 for his ticket.
in order to be prepared
para
He’s getting ready for the journey.
representing
por
He is the member of parliament for Hull.
on behalf of
por
Will you do it for me?
in favour/favor of
por, a favor de
Are you for or against the plan?
because of
por, a causa de
For this reason, I will not be investing in that business venture.
having a particular purpose
para
She gave me money for the bus fare.
indicating an ability or an attitude to
para
She has a talent for baking He has an ear for music.
as being
por, para
They mistook him for someone else.
considering what is used in the case of
para
It is quite warm for January (= considering that it is January when it is usually cold).
in spite of
a pesar de
For all his money, he didn’t seem happy.
(Definition of for from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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