Asked • 05/12/21

Por vs. Para - Show me new ways of learning?

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Rachel B. answered • 05/12/21

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Rachel B.

Try to understand the context por lo que 'by which' you would use por or para. The concept DOES exist in English... except English has wayyyyy too many translations to memorize compared to TWO words: por or para. Focus on context more than translation. When you're living your normal English-speaking life, maybe catch yourself in your thoughts and try to come up with a Spanglish sentence like I did above to help train your brain on context. Talk about a typical day for you and try to integrate por or para into your description.
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05/12/21

Eileen W.

Nice job, Rachel. As an "African-American" bilingual Spanish speaker myself (teaching Spanish for 30 yrs), I think we can sumise it to say por vs. para is a "Spanish thang.":-D You're SO right in your attempt to relay nuances & examples. I, Eileen W. am a "newbie" to Wyzant and would look forward to reading a message from you for any tips related to obtaining in-person Cali clients. Thanks for the analysis- again Great job!
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05/19/21

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