Using por (not para) to express medium

We use the preposition por (not para) in order to express a way, medium or channel. Read and listen to these examples:

Ella habla con su madre por teléfono.
She's talking to her mother on the phone.

Los inmigrantes ilegales llegan a España por barco.
Illegal immigrants arrive in Spain by boat.

Las cartas internacionales viajan por avión.
International letters travel by plane.

When we are talking about transportation the preposition en is also acceptable, although with the verbs viajar (to travel)  and ir (to go) we tend to use en and with the verb enviar (to send) we tend to use por

Have a look at these sentences:

Mis padres viajarán a Irlanda en avión.
My parents will travel to Ireland by plane.

Mis padres irán a Irlanda en avión.
My parents will go to Ireland by plane.

Preferiría enviar el paquete por avión.
I'd rather send the parcel by plane.

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Preferiría enviar el paquete por avión.
I'd rather send the parcel by plane.


Mis padres viajarán a Irlanda en avión.
My parents will travel to Ireland by plane.


Mis padres irán a Irlanda en avión.
My parents will go to Ireland by plane.


Las cartas internacionales viajan por avión.
International letters travel by plane.


Siempre viajo en tren.
I always travel by train.


Los inmigrantes ilegales llegan a España por barco.
Illegal immigrants arrive in Spain by boat.


Ella habla con su madre por teléfono.
She's talking to her mother on the phone.


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LilouC1Kwiziq community member

bug with the rate

Hello,

there's a bug. I used to be at 100%. I made a mistake so I came back to a lower level. Now I'm at 89,9% and the number is stuck. Can you fix it please ?

Thank you !

Asked 2 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Lilou

This has been fixed. If you take the test again it should give you 100%. If it doesn't, please let us know so we can investigate further.

Saludos

Inma

bug with the rate

Hello,

there's a bug. I used to be at 100%. I made a mistake so I came back to a lower level. Now I'm at 89,9% and the number is stuck. Can you fix it please ?

Thank you !

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