Using ser+preposition para (not estar) to indicate a recipient

In Spanish when we want to say who something is for we use verb ser followed by the preposition para. Have a look and listen to these examples:

El regalo es para mi madre.
The present is for my mum.

Las flores son para Carlota.
The flowers are for Carlota.

¿Esa carta es para tí?
Is that letter for you?

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Las flores son para Carlota.
The flowers are for Carlota.


El regalo es para mi madre.
The present is for my mum.


¿Esa carta es para tí?
Is that letter for you?


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