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Spanish Verbs with Prepositions - A

a + object In Spanish, many verbs must be followed by a preposition, which may or may not correspond to the preposition (if any) used in English. The following is a list of Spanish verbs which require a when followed by an object (noun or pronoun). acercarse a acostumbrarse a aficionarse a asemejarse a asistir a asomarse a cuidar a dar a dedicarse a dirigirse a echar la culpa a entrar a equivaler a estar a estar sentado a ir a jugar a llegar a oler a paracerse a querer a responder a saber a to approach to get used to to become fond of to resemble, look like to attend to appear at to take care of to face, overlook to devote oneself to to go toward, address to blame to enter to equal, be equivalent to to be located from to be seated at to go to to play (a game, sport) to arrive at/in to smell like to look like to love to answer to taste like

ser aficionado a sonar a subir a tocar a tocarle a ___

to be a fan of to sound like to board, get on/into to knock on to be ___'s turn

a + infinitive In Spanish, many verbs must be followed by a preposition, which may or may not correspond to the preposition (if any) used in English. The following is a list of Spanish verbs which require a when followed by an infinitive. acercarse a acertar a acostumbrarse a alcanzar a animar a aprender a atreverse a ayudar a bajar a comenzar a comprometerse a conducir a contribuir a convidar a cuidar a* decidirse a dedicarse a desafiar a disponerse a echar(se) a to approach to manage to to be/get used to to manage to to encourage to to learn to to dare to to help to go down to to begin to to undertake to to lead to to contribute to to invite to to take care of to decide to to devote oneself to to challenge to to get ready to to begin to

empezar a ensear a forzar a impulsar a incitar a inclinar a invitar a ir a limitarse a llegar a llegar a ser llevar a mandar a meterse a negarse a obligar a pasar a persuadir a ponerse a prepararse a renunciar a resignarse a resistirse a tender a volver a

to begin to to teach to, show how to to force to to urge to to incite to to incline to to invite to to be going to to limit oneself to to manage to, succeed in, end up to become to lead to to send to to start to to refuse to to force, compel to to go on to to persuade to to begin to, set about to get ready to to renounce to resign oneself to to resist to tend to to ___ again

Spanish Verbs with Prepositions - Con


con + object In Spanish, many verbs must be followed by a preposition, which may or may not correspond to the preposition (if any) used in English. The following Spanish verbs require con when followed by an object (noun or pronoun). acabar con amenazar con casarse con contar con cumplir con dar con encontrarse con enfrentarse con to finish, put an end to to threaten with to marry to count on to due one's duty by, fulfill one's obligations toward to meet, happen upon to meet to face

pagar con (or por) to pay with/by quedarse con soar con tropezar con to keep to dream of to run across, happen upon

con + infinitive In Spanish, many verbs must be followed by a preposition, which may or may not correspond to the preposition (if any) used in English. The following Spanish verbs require con when followed by an infinitive. amenazar con comenzar con or por contar con contentarse con preocuparse con soar con tener que ver con to threaten to to begin with/by to count/rely on to be satisfied with to be concerned with to dream of to concern, have to do with

Con can also be used with no preceding verb and followed by the infinitive. 1. It can be used in place of the gerund: Con llegar muy tarde, qued sin cenar. 2. It can indicate a condition: Puedes salir esta noche con ayudarme maana. You can go out tonight as long as / provided that you help me tomorrow. By arriving / Because he arrived so late, he missed dinner.

3. It can mean "despite" or "even though": Con ganar tanto dinero, no posee un carro. Despite earning / Even though he earns so much money, he doesn't own a car.

Spanish Verbs with Prepositions - De


de + object In Spanish, many verbs must be followed by a preposition, which may or may not correspond to the preposition (if any) used in English. The following is a list of Spanish verbs which require de when followed by an object (noun or pronoun). abusar de acordarse de alejarse de apartarse de apoderarse de aprovecharse de bajar de burlarse de cambiar de cansarse de carecer de compadecerse de constar de cubrir de cuidar de depender de despedirse de despojarse de disculparse de disfrutar de dudar de enamorarse de encogerse de (hombros) enterarse de estar loco de (alegra) to abuse, overindulge in to remember to go away from to keep away from to take possession of to take advantage of to get out of, get off, descend from to make fun of to change to tire (get tired) of to lack to feel sorry for, pity to consist of to cover with to take care of to depend on to say good-bye to, take leave of to take off (clothes) to apologize for to enjoy to doubt to fall in love with to shrug to find out about to be crazy with (happiness)

fiarse de (alguien) forrar de gozar de gritar de (dolor) jactarse de llenar de morir de (hambre) mudar de mudarse de casa ocuparse de or hablar de olvidarse de pensar de perder de vista pintar de ponerse de acuerdo preocuparse de quejarse de rerse de saber de memoria salir de saltar de (alegra) servir de servirse de tratarse de vestir de

to trust to line/cover with to enjoy to scream in (pain) to boast about to fill with to die from (hunger) to change (clothes, colors) to move (house) to be busy with to hear about to forget to think of, have an opinion about to lose sight of to paint + color to come to an agreement to worry / be concerned about to complain about to laugh at to memorize, know by heart to leave (from) to jump for (joy) to serve as to use to be about, deal with to dress in

de + infinitive In Spanish, many verbs must be followed by a preposition, which may or may not correspond to the preposition (if any) used in English. The following is a list of Spanish verbs which require de when followed by a verb.

acabar de acordarse de acusar de alegrarse de arrepentirse de avergonzarse de cansarse de cesar de convencerse de cuidar de dejar de disuadir de encargarse de guardarse de hartarse de jactarse de lamentarse de olvidarse de parar de preocuparse de presumir de quejarse de terminar de tratar de tratarse de

to have just (done something) to remember to to accuse of to be happy, pleased to to regret to be ashamed of to tire (get tired) of to stop to become convinced to take care, be careful to to stop; to fail to to dissuade from to take charge of to take care, be careful not to to be fed up with to boast about to bemoan to forget to to stop to be concerned about to boast about to complain about to stop to try to to be about, be a question of

Spanish Verbs with Prepositions - En


en + object In Spanish, many verbs must be followed by a preposition, which may or may not correspond to the preposition (if any) used in English. The following is a list of Spanish verbs which require en when followed by an object (noun or pronoun). apoyarse en confiar en consistir en convertirse en entrar en esperar en fijarse en meterse en pensar en reparar en vender en volver en volver en s to lean on/against to trust, rely on to consist of to turn into, become to enter (into) to wait in/at to notice to get involved in to think about, have in mind to notice to sell for (+ amount) to return in (+ time) to be oneself again, to regain consciousness

en + infinitive In Spanish, many verbs must be followed by a preposition, which may or may not correspond to the preposition (if any) used in English. The following is a list of Spanish verbs which require en when followed by an infinitive. confiar en consentir en consistir en convenir en dudar en empearse en to trust to to consent to to consist of to agree to to hesitate to to insist on, be determined to

hacer bien en hacer mal en insistir en interesarse en molestarse en pensar en persistir en quedar en tardar en vacilar en

to be right to to be wrong to to insist on to be interested in to bother about, take the trouble to to think about to persist in to agree to to take a long time to, delay in to hesitate over

Spanish Verbs with Prepositions - Por


por + object In Spanish, many verbs must be followed by a preposition, which may or may not correspond to the preposition (if any) used in English. The following Spanish verbs may require por when followed by an object (noun or pronoun). apurarse por asustarse por (or de) cambiar por decidirse por desvelarse por estar por to get anxious about to get frightened about to exchange for to decide on to be very concerned about to be in favor of, to support (Est por el aborto? - Are you in favor of abortion) to be in the direction of (Est por el norte - It's to the north) to be interested in, to ask about to swear by/on to struggle for to bother about to opt for to pay with/by to ask about/after to worry about to pray for to leave via to be decided by to take for

interesarse por jurar por luchar por molestarse por optar por pagar por (or con) preguntar por preocuparse por rezar por salir por ser decidido por tomar por

viajar por (tren, autobs) to travel by (train, bus) votar por to vote for

por + infinitive

In Spanish, many verbs must be followed by a preposition, which may or may not correspond to the preposition (if any) used in English. The following Spanish verbs require por when followed by an infinitive. afanarse por apurarse por comenzar por or con disculparse por esforzarse por estar por to strive to to strive to to begin with/by to apologize for to struggle to to be in favor of (Estoy por trabajar los lunes - I'm in favor of working on Mondays) to be yet to be completed (Los platos estn por fregar - The dishes are yet to be done) to struggle for to opt for

luchar por optar por

Spanish Verbs with Prepositions - No Preposition


no preposition + object In Spanish, many verbs must be followed by a preposition, which may or may not correspond to the preposition (if any) used in English. The following is a list of Spanish verbs which are usually followed directly by an object (noun or pronoun), with no preposition, whereas their English do require a preposition. acordar agradecer aprovechar buscar escuchar esperar lograr mirar pagar pedir temer to agree on to thank for to take advantage of to look for to listen to to wait for to manage to, succeed in to look at to pay for to ask for to be afraid of

no preposition + infinitive In Spanish, many verbs must be followed by a preposition, which may or may not correspond to the preposition (if any) used in English. The following is a list of Spanish verbs which are usually followed directly by an infinitive with no preposition in between (with the exception of a few set expressions), whereas their English often do require a preposition. aconsejar acordar amenazar anhelar confesar conseguir creer to advise to to agree to to threaten to to long to to confess to to succeed at/in, manage to to think, believe

deber decidir dejar desear esperar evitar fingir hacer imaginar impedir intentar jurar lograr mandar merecer necesitar negar ofrecer or olvidar ordenar parecer pedir pensar permitir poder preferir pretender procurar prohibir prometer

should, must, to have to to decide to to let, allow to want, desire to hope to, to wait to avoid to pretend to to make to imagine to prevent from, impede to try to to swear to to manage to, succeed in to order to to deserve to to need, have to to deny to offer to to hear to forget to order to to seem to to ask to to plan/intend to to allow to can, to be able to to prefer to to try to to really try to to prohibit from to promise to

querer recordar rehusar resolver saber sentir soler temer ver

to want to to remember to to refuse to to resolve to to know how to to regret, be sorry about to be used/accustomed to to be afraid to to see