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Using por (not para) to express "through" (a place)

The preposition por (not para) is used in Spanish in sentences where you express "through" a place.

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Cuando voy al trabajo, voy por el parque.
When I go to work, I go through the park.

Los chicos metieron el sofá en la casa por la ventana.
The guys got the sofa inside the house through the window.

Miguel espiaba a su vecino por el agujero de la pared.
Miguel spied on his neighbour through the hole in the wall.

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Los chicos metieron el sofá en la casa por la ventana.
The guys got the sofa inside the house through the window.


Miguel espiaba a su vecino por el agujero de la pared.
Miguel spied on his neighbour through the hole in the wall.


Cuando voy al trabajo, voy por el parque.
When I go to work, I go through the park.


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