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

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