I bought the car from her or for her

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How would you translate these

I bought the car for her. (meaning I bought the car to give to her)

I bought the car from her.

In spanish I never see these phrases "from her" or "to her". Can some one shed some light on this.

Thanks so much

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updated NOV 17, 2011
posted by Lee-Allen

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We had a discussion about this a couple of weeks or so ago. This is a difficult concept for English speakers, and Silvia's answer does not really address the problem. Read the thread here:

[url=http://my.spanishdict.com/forum/topic/show'id=1710195%3ATopic%3A212303&x=1&page=1]http://my.spanishdict.com/forum/topic/show'id=1710195%3ATopic%3A212303&x=1&page=1[/url]

updated NOV 17, 2011
posted by 00bacfba
The link you go above doesn't go anywhere useful. Could you repost it?
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from her= de ella for her=para ella

updated JUL 28, 2008
posted by Silvia