Quick answer
"For now" is a phrase which is often translated as "por ahora", and "by now" is a phrase which is often translated as "ya". Learn more about the difference between "for now" and "by now" below.
for now(
fawr
 
nau
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. por ahora
For now, my one-bedroom apartment is a comfortable place to live.Por ahora, mi departamento con un dormitorio es un lugar cómodo en que vivir.
b. por el momento
For now, don't worry about turning up the heat on the stove. I'll let you know when that's necessary.Por el momento, no te preocupes con subir el fuego en la estufa. Te voy a decir cuando esto es necesario.
c. de momento
For now, my salary is enough for me.De momento, mi salario basta.
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by now(
bay
 
nau
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. ya
He should be here by now.Ya debería estar aquí.
b. a estas alturas
You should have graduated by now.A estas alturas, deberías haberte recibido.
c. a estas horas
He probably knows by now that he can't fire judges he disagrees with.Probablemente sabe a estas horas que no puede despedir a los jueces con los que no está de acuerdo.
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