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

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