Grammar Point Summary

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【为了】

【为了】Proper phrase 为了 is often used as a preposition to express some purpose. In English it could be "in order to", "for the purpose of" or even a short "for".

(1) 为了 + purpose ...

     为了孩子,她七点钟起来做早饭 She gets up at 7 to make breakfast for her kids.

     为了去中国,马克在美国学习了两三年的中文

     In order to visit China, Mark learned Chinese for 2 to 3 years in USA.

     为了工作,爸爸每天要开车一个小时去上班 For the work, dad drives one hour everyday.

     为了在黄金周去美国玩,中国大妈也不去买黄金了

     In order to visit USA in "Golden Week", Chinese dama did not shop for gold any more.

     女儿问:妈妈,我学习是为了什么? 妈妈说:你学习是为了你自己。

     Daughter asked: Mom, what do I study for? Mom said: You study for youself.


(2) 为了 vs 因为. 因为 is simply "because", a reason. 为了 is for a personal purpose. 为了 cannot used for something beyond a person's ability, such as rain or snow.

     因为今天下雪,我们不去上学      为了今天下雪,......

     Because it snowed today, we did not go to school.

     为了认识漂亮的女生,马克买了很多好吃的     因为认识漂亮的女生,......

     In order to meet beautiful girl, Mark bought a lot of delicious food.