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German Verbs with Prepositions 2
Verben mit Präpositionen

Verb Chart - Alphabetical by Verb
The following two-part chart is a representative sample of typical verbs used with prepositions in German.

ABBREVIATIONS USED: A (accusative), D (dative), etw (etwas), jdn (jemanden, someone), s. (sich, reflexive verb), s.o. (someone), s.t. (something)

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Verben mit Präpositionen
SELECTED VERBS with EXAMPLES
Verb+Case Meaning Example
abhängen von D depend on Es hängt von dem Tag ab.
It depends on the day.
achten auf A be careful about; pay attention to Sie müssen auf den Preis achten.
You have to pay attention to the price.
anfangen mit D start (something) Er fängt mit der Arbeit an.
He's starting work.
NOTE: This expression uses "with" (mit) in German, but not always in English.
ankommen auf A depend on Es kommt darauf an.
It depends.
s. anpassen an A adjust/adapt to; conform to Hast du dich an den Zeitunterschied angepasst?
Have you adjusted to the time difference?
arbeiten an D work on Ich arbeite an einem neuen Projekt.
I'm working on a new project.
s. ärgern über A get angry about Worauf ärgerst du dich?
What are you angry about?
aufhören mit D stop/cease (doing) Hör doch mit dem Weinen auf!
Stop your crying!
s. bemühen um A strive for; endeavour to do Er bemüht sich um einen besseren Job.
He's striving for a better job.
s. bewerben um A apply for (job) Bewirbst du dich um den Posten?
Are you applying for the position?
denken an A think of; have (s.o) in mind Du sollst an das Geld denken.
You should think of the money.
s. freuen auf A look foward to Wir freuen uns auf deinen Besuch.
We're looking forward to your visit.
s. freuen über A be glad about Wir freuen uns über deinen Besuch.
We're happy about your visit.
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