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acronym/mnemonic for the uses of "por" and "para"

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 ...
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¿Cómo hago para no confundirme entre "el doblez" y "la doblez"?

Generalmente quiero hablar de la parte del papel o de la tela que se dobló (el doblez), y no de la hipocresía o traición (la doblez). Se me dificulta recordar cuándo se usa "el doblez" y cuándo "la ...
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What mnemonics can help me learn the future tense?

In Spanish, the future tense is relatively simple. It's just a matter of adding one of the following endings to the infinitive: -é, -ás, -á, -emos, -éis, -án. A dozen irregulars (and compounds based ...
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Is there a trick to remembering 'llevar' and 'traer'?

After years of living in a Spanish-speaking country, and speaking mostly only Spanish all day, I still struggle with 'llevar' and 'traer'. The rules are clear and all, but it is just very difficult to ...