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

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