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Can you name the German verb's peposition?

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

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