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

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