Using para (not por) to express opinion

The preposition para is used in Spanish to express an opinion. You could say that it is the equivalent of English phrases like In my/your/his opinion, as far as I am/you are/he is concerned, etc.

Have a look and listen to these examples:

Para mí, hay demasiados anuncios en la tele.
In my opinion, there are too many TV adverts.

Abuelo, para ti, todos los jóvenes son irresponsables.
Grandad, as far as you are concerned, all youngsters are irresponsible.

Para los padres de Luis, su novia es muy seria.
Luis's parents think that his girlfriend is very serious.

Note that quite often, when using para in this context, you will find it followed by a pronoun. Pay special attention to pronouns and ti, after the preposition para.

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Para los padres de Luis, su novia es muy seria.
Luis's parents think that his girlfriend is very serious.


Abuelo, para ti, todos los jóvenes son irresponsables.
Grandad, as far as you are concerned, all youngsters are irresponsible.


Para mí, hay demasiados anuncios en la tele.
In my opinion, there are too many TV adverts.


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