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3 years, 1 month ago
Can anyone please share an acronym/mnemonic for the uses of "por" and "para"?
I often have people ask me this but I am not aware of one. If anyone has a good mnemonic that has been effective in aiding the learning of "por" and "para", please, share.
Feb 20, 2020 at 15:21
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These have helped me a lot.
Para = PRODDS
Used to indicate a purpose or a goal.
Translation: in order to
Used to indicate the recipient of an action or thing.
Used to talk about an opinion.
Translation: for, according to
Used to indicate the destination or end point of an object or person.
Used to indicate when something is due or scheduled.
Translations: for, by, on
Used to compare something or someone to a standard, such as cheapness or speed.
Por = DREEMS
Used to talk about how long it takes something to happen.
Reason or Motive
Used to indicate a reason or motive for doing something.
Translation: because of
Used to indicate the recipient or or cause for an emotional reaction.
Translations: for, towards, at
Used to talk about exchanges.
Mode of Communication or Transportation/ Movement
Used to talk about the manner in which something or someone travels.
Translations: by, on, through
Used to indicate that someone or something is taking the place of another person or thing.
Translations: for, instead of
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