Question from Минт Со Аунг, asked on 04 Feb, 2019

Difference between “на”, “для” и “за”.

Пожалуйста, объясните мне, какая разницаWhat is the difference between the prepositions "на", "для" and "за"?
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Answered by Yulia on 04 Feb, 2019

Hello!

These Russian prepositions have many different meanings, but you probably meant the temporal meaning here.

На is used in the situations when the action started and it still lasts. It is used with the Accusative case.

For example,

Мы приехали сюда на неделю. We came here for a week (We came here and we will stay here for a week).

Для does not have any temporal meaning, it means "for somebody" or "for something". It is used with the Genitive case.

Для кого этот торт? For whom is this cake?

За means "to finish an action within some time limits". It is used with the Accusative case.

Мы закончили работу за час. We finished the work in an hour.

 

 

 

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