Expressing Purpose with Para and Para Que

Exercise

Translate the following phrases into Spanish. The answers are located at the bottom of the screen.

1. I woke up early to study.

2. I went to the store to look for strawberries.

3. I went to the store so Juan could look for strawberries.

4. I did it to be successful (have success).

5. I did it so Juan would be successful (have success).

6. I went to the beach to look for dolphins.

7. We went to the beach so our son could look for dolphins.

8. Juan left the paper on the table so it would be easier to find it later.

9. I want to paint the house so it will look better.

10. I want to paint the house in order to sell it.

Answer Key

The answers are shown in blue.

1. I woke up early to study.

Me desperté temprano para estudiar. 

2. I went to the store to look for strawberries.

Fui a la tienda para buscar fresas. 

3. I went to the store so Juan could look for strawberries.

Fui a la tienda para que Juan buscara fresas. 

4. I did it to be successful (have success).

Lo hice para tener éxito. 

5. I did it so Juan would be successful (have success).

Lo hice para que Juan tuviera éxito. 

6. I went to the beach to look for dolphins.

Fui a la playa para buscar delfines. 

7. We went to the beach so our son could look for dolphins.

Fuimos a la playa para que nuestro hijo buscara delfines. 

8. Juan left the paper on the table so it would be easier to find it later.

Juan dejó el papel en la mesa para poder encontrarlo más tarde. 

9. I want to paint the house so it will look better.

Quiero pintar la casa para que se vea mejor. 

10. I want to paint the house in order to sell it.

Quiero pintar la casa para venderla. 

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