German Verbs and Their Prepositions

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

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