Asked • 03/25/19

In what cases are "de" and "para" interchangeable?

For example in these cases "**de**" and "**para**" seem to be interchangeable: > muebles de oficina / muebles para oficina > >juguetes de ninos / juguetes para ninos Are there any other cases where "**de**" and "**para**" can be used in the same manner?

Maria F.

They are not 100% interchangeable. In general in these examples, we use "de" to express characteristics, and we use 'para" to express the purpose(destinations, recipients). Other similar examples are: mesa de escribir, taza de leche.


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Stephanie G. answered • 03/30/19

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