Useful Spanish expressions with por (with English translation)

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Useful Spanish expressions with por (with English translation)

Useful expressions with "por" in Spanish with English translation

useful Spanish expressions with por preposition

If you study Spanish, you have surely found the preposition por in the texts you read. It can be a preposition of cause (meaning “because of”), place (meaning “by” or “through”), time (meaning “for”), or instrument (meaning “by”). It is even used to multiply (it is placed between the numbers that are multiplied). However, many students do not realize how useful this preposition is. Do you know how many Spanish expressions with por are?

The preposition por takes part in many Spanish expressions that we use every day. We use them to thank someone, to curse, to ask, to compare, to show relief… Below you can find a table with many useful Spanish expressions with por . All of them come with their translation in English, and we can assure you that they come in incredibly handy. Add them to your vocabulary and you will sound like a Spaniard!

¡Por Dios! Oh, my God! (For God’s sake!)
¡por fin! at last!
por lo menos at least
2 veces por semana 2 times per week
por casualidad by chance
por completo completely
por escrito in writing
por una parte on the one hand
por otra parte on the other hand
por supuesto of course
por lo visto apparently
por mí as far as I am concerned
por malo que sea… however bad it is…
por desgracia… unfortunatetly
10 euros por barba 10 euros per head
me echaron por el desvío they led me up the garden path
por eso….. for this reason….
aprobó el examen por los pelos he only just passed the exam
por lo que he oido judging by what I’ve heard
¿por qué lloras? Why are you crying?
Note: por qué (2 words) is “why” but porque (1 word) is because
por si acaso just in case
por lo tanto therefore
por mucho que me ofrecieras, no lo haría I wouldn’t do it, however much you offered
perdón por llegar tarde, me quedé dormido sorry for arriving late, I overslept
por favor please

Next time you write an essay for your Spanish classes in Madrid, or when you start a conversation with a Spaniard, use one of these Spanish expressions with por . They are supereasy to retain and you can use them daily.

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