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Using para (not por) for destination

One use of the preposition para (not por) in Spanish is to express destination. Have a look and listen to these examples:

El tren del andén 2 va para Barcelona.
The train on plattform 2 is going to/towards Barcelona.

Vamos para la playa porque hay una fiesta.
We are heading to/towards the beach because there is a party.

Esto está roto así que va para la basura.
This is broken so it's going to the bin.

Note that in this specific use of para, the preposition a is also acceptable.

Have a look:

Necesitamos llevar los paquetes para el almacén.
We need to take the parcels to the store room.

Necesitamos llevar los paquetes al almacén.
We need to take the parcels to the store room.

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Necesitamos llevar los paquetes al almacén.
We need to take the parcels to the store room.


Necesitamos llevar los paquetes para el almacén.
We need to take the parcels to the store room.


Vamos para la playa porque hay una fiesta.
We are heading to/towards the beach because there is a party.


El tren del andén 2 va para Barcelona.
The train on plattform 2 is going to/towards Barcelona.


Esto está roto así que va para la basura.
This is broken so it's going to the bin.


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