HomeQ&AWhat are other examples for Para used for destinations?

What are other examples for Para used for destinations?

0
votes

The lesson on grammar for Por vs. Para. explains that one of the uses for Para is for destinations.

The destination or ending point for any object or person is indicated with para.

Este cuadro es para un museo en Madrid. (This painting is for a museum in Madrid.)

Salgo para Chile esta noche. (I leave for Chile tonight.)

I'm trying to think of other examples similar to the second one, but I can't think of anything using verbs other than "salir". Does anyone have any other good sentences for this type of use of para with verbs other than "salir"?

Thanks.

1855 views
updated SEP 12, 2009
posted by Jason_Bryant

4 Answers

0
votes

Have you read the reference article by Paralee?

Por y para

Oh, yes, I can see you have.

Yes, we actually do say:

Voy para allá a ver lo que pasa (voy pa'yá, pronounced)

Voy para Argentina la semana que viene.

I love the "wrap my head around" part grin Funny expression.

updated SEP 12, 2009
posted by 00494d19
Thank you. This was very helpful. - Jason_Bryant, SEP 12, 2009
0
votes

I'm not sure that I understand the question, but the destination does not have to be a place. (I would say more commonly that it is not a place).

El libro es para él.

The book is for him.

Cociné los platos para ellos.

updated SEP 12, 2009
edited by 0074b507
posted by 0074b507
Paralee separated people out into "Recipients" in her lesson. I'm trying to wrap my head around the distinction. I fully understand your example, I'm just trying to find other examples that work with places. - Jason_Bryant, SEP 12, 2009
0
votes

I thought of something like that, but it doesn't really work. You wouldn't say, "We're going for Jamaica", you'd say "We're going to Jamaica."

In Spanish, would someone actually say "Vamos para Jamaica" instead of "Vamos a Jamaica?"

updated SEP 12, 2009
posted by Jason_Bryant
0
votes

I'm sure you can come up with some good ones on your own! I'll give you a start...we are leaving for cruise tomorrow. We are going para Jamaca. Later, we are leaving para Madrid.

updated SEP 12, 2009
edited by ChamacoMalo
posted by ChamacoMalo
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.