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

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