German Verbs and Their Prepositions

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German VerbPrepositionEnglish Translation
jemand warnento warn someone of/against/about
sich unterhaltento converse about
sich konzentrierento concentrate on
sich verliebento fall in love with
jemand gratulierento congratulate someone on
jemand beneidento envy someone for
sich freuento look forward to
Achtung/Respekt habento have respect for
jemand hin-weisento refer someone to
zeigento point/at
spielento play for (stakes)
bestehento insist upon
achtento pay heed to
forschento search for, investigate
auf-passento keep an eye on, watch out for
sich täuschento be mistaken about
sich freuento be happy about
jemand erkennento recognize someone by
jemand raten to advise someone to
sich entscheidento decide on
redento speak about ***accusative version***
sich verlassento rely upon
verzichtento forgo, renounce
grenzento border on
German VerbPrepositionEnglish Translation
sich beschwerento complain about
sich fürchtento fear, be afraid of
hörento listen to, heed
sich befassento deal with
spottento joke about, ridicule
schreiento scream for
strebento strive for
jemand bringento bring someone to the point of
(be)urteilento judge by/ according to how
es gehtit is a matter of
leidento suffer form
passento match, be suited to
vertrauento trust in
sich wenden to turn to, appeal to
jemand/etwas haltento regard someone/something as
redento speak about ***dative***
zweifelnto doubt
beruhento be based upon
schreiento scream with/out of
folgernto deduce from
sich beziehento react to
sich bewerbento apply for
sich erinnernto remember
neigento tend to/toward
German VerbPrepositionEnglish Translation
trinkento drink to
ein-willigento agree to
sprechento speak about ***accusative version***
sich interessierento be interested in
fliehento flee from
suchento search for
blickento glance at
jemand schützento protect someone from
sich vertiefento delve into, become engrossed with
riechento smell like
(sich) versteckento hide from
sprechento talk about
jemand beglückwünschento congratulate someone on
greifento reach for
sich um-sehento look around for
handelnto be about
rechnento count on
staunento be amazed at
jemand hindernto hinder/prevent someone from doing something
zitternto tremble with/from (fear, cold, etc.)
verkehrento associate with, mix with
berichtento report about/on
diskutierento discuss, talk about
werdento become of
German VerbPrepositionEnglish Translation
erzählento tell about ***dative***
nach-denkento think about, ponder
sich vertragento get along (well) with
jemand ab-haltento keep, prevent someone from doing something
lebento live on
sterben to die of/from
sich einigento agree upon
handeln to trade or deal in
sich erkundigento inquire about/after
etwas verlangento demand something from/of
jemand ab-raten to advise someone against
arbeitento work on/at
telefonierento speak on the phone with
sich lustig machento make fun of
sich sehnento long for
denkento think of
sich unterscheidento differ from
bestehento consist of
sich verabredento make an appointment with
sich erholento recover from
sich gewöhnento get accustomed to
glaubento believe in
wettento bet for (stakes)
etwas meinento have an opinion about something
German VerbPrepositionEnglish Translation
erschreckento shrink at, be rightened of
jemand bringento deprive or cause someone to lose
sich freuento delight in
etwas fordernto demand something of/from
sich schämento be ashamed of
dienento serve a purpose as
sich beklagento complain about
klingento sound like
auf-hörento stop doing, cease
schickento send for
kämpfento fight for
es handelt sichit is a matter of
etwas verstehento understand something about
führento lead to
zwingento force, compel to
schmeckento taste like
kommento lose, be deprived of
sich irrento err, be mistaken in/about
jemand dankento thank someone for
etwas wissento know something about
sich kümmernto look after, bother
sorgento provide for, look after
werdento become, turn into
sich ärgernto be annoyed about/at
German VerbPrepositionEnglish Translation
stimmento vote for
sich entschließento decide to
sich sorgento be anxious/worried about
sich richten to direct (a comment or question) to
sich hütento watch out for, be on guard against
(sich) streitento quarrel (with one another) about
halten (viel)to think highly of
jemand erinnernto remind someone of
antwortento answer, respond to
jemand fragento ask someone about
stinkento stink of
etwas bei-tragento contribute something to
schießento shoot at
sich beschränkento limit oneself to
ab-hängento depend upon
aus-sehento look like (something will happen)
hoffento hope for
sich bemühento take pains with
jemand bittento ask someone for, request
berichtento report on
sich beschäftigento occupy oneself with
Angst habento have fear of
geratento get or fall into (danger.difficulty, etc.)
wartento wait for

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