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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 desde hace, durante, una distancia de We walked for miles. I lived with my parents for a year. I’ve known David for many years.
A2 having a particular purpose para What are those large scissors for?
A2 because of something por 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 hacia 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 en nombre de, en representación de He plays football for Arsenal.
supporting or agreeing with someone or something a favor de 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-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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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