Using por (and not para) in exchange of something

We use the preposition por (not para) in order to express an exchange of something. Read and listen to these examples:

Voy a cambiar libras por euros.
I am going to change pounds for euros.

¿Me das un café por mi té?
Will you give me a coffee for (in exchange of) my tea?

Su padre cambia cromos por chicles.
His father swaps stickers for chewing gum.

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Voy a cambiar libras por euros.
I am going to change pounds for euros.


¿Me das un café por mi té?
Will you give me a coffee for (in exchange of) my tea?


Su padre cambia cromos por chicles.
His father swaps stickers for chewing gum.


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