Translation of "for" - English-Portuguese dictionary

for

preposition uk 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.

(Translation of “for” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)