Quick answer
"For us" is a phrase which is often translated as "para nosotros", and "us" is a pronoun which is often translated as "nos". Learn more about the difference between "for us" and "us" below.
for us(
fawr
 
uhs
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (intended for)
a. para nosotros
There is so much food here! Is it all for us?¡Hay tanta comida aquí! ¿Toda es para nosotros?
2. (in place of)
a. por nosotros
Tell Connie happy birthday for us. Hopefully we can see you all soon.Feliciten a Connie en su cumpleaños por nosotros. Ojalá todos podamos vernos pronto.
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us(
uhs
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (direct object)
a. nos
Dad usually helps us with homework after dinner.Papá suele ayudarnos con los deberes después de la cena.
2. (indirect object)
a. nos
They gave us a present.Nos dieron un regalo.
3. (after preposition)
a. nosotros
They are not smarter than us.No son más inteligentes que nosotros.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(me) (United Kingdom)
a. me
Give us a look at your new car.Déjame ver tu coche nuevo.
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