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Using por (and not para) to talk about speed

We use the preposition por (not para) to talk about speed. Read and listen to these examples:

Viajamos a 120 kilómetros por hora.
We're travelling at 120 kilometers per hour.

El barco navegará a 4 millas por hora.
The boat will sail at 4 miles per hour.

No creo que esa moto corra a 100 kilómetros por hora.
I don't think that motorbike runs at 100 kilometers per hour.

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Viajamos a 120 kilómetros por hora.
We're travelling at 120 kilometers per hour.


El barco navegará a 4 millas por hora.
The boat will sail at 4 miles per hour.


No creo que esa moto corra a 100 kilómetros por hora.
I don't think that motorbike runs at 100 kilometers per hour.


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