List of Prepositional French Verbs

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Prepositional Verb List
No preposition
adorer to adore
aimer to like
aller to go, to be going to
apercevoir to perceive
approuver to approve of
attendre to wait for
chercher to look for
compter to expect, intend
croire to think
demander to ask for
descendre to go down(stairs)
désirer to want
détester to hate
devoir to have to, be obliged to
écouter (la radio) to listen to (the radio)
emmener to take
entendre to hear
envoyer chercher to send for
espérer to hope
essayer to try on
faillir to almost do something
faire to cause to
falloir to be necessary to
ignorer to be unaware of
laisser to allow
mettre to put on
monter to go up, climb
nier to deny
oser to dare
paraître to appear
payer (le repas) to pay for (the meal)
penser to plan on, intend
pleurer to cry about
pouvoir to be able to
préférer to prefer
prétendre to claim
prier to pray to
puer to stink of
regarder to watch, look at
rentrer to go home
retourner to return, go back
réussir to make a success of, to pull off
revenir to come back
risquer to risk (something)
savoir to know how
sembler to seem

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îner, aider) to come (for dinner, to help)
à
aider à to help to
s'amuser à + infinitive to amuse oneself ___ing
apprendre à to learn how to
s'apprêter à to get ready to
arriver à to manage / succeed in ___ing
assister à (la réunion) to attend (the meeting)
s'attendre à to expect to
s'autoriser à to authorize / allow to
avoir à to have to / be obliged to
chercher à to attempt to
commencer à to begin to, to begin ___ing
conseiller…read more

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ésiter à to hesitate to
interdire à to forbid
interdire à qqun de faire qqch to forbid so to do st
s'intéresser à to be interested in
inviter (qqun) à to invite (so) to
jeter (qqch) à to throw (st) to
jouer à to play (a game or a sport)
manquer à to miss someone
mêler à to mingle with / to join in
se mettre à to start, set about ___ing
nuire à to harm
obéir à to obey
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êter de to stop ___ing
avoir peur de to be afraid of ___ing
cesser de to stop, cease ___ing
changer de (train) to change (trains)
choisir de to choose to
conseiller de to advise to
se contenter de to be happy ___ing
continuer à / de to continue to, to continue ___ing
convenir de to agree to
craindre de to fear ___ing
décider de to decide to
défendre de (qqch) to forbid (st)
se dépêcher de to hurry to
dépendre de to depend on
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âcher de to try to
tenir de to take after, resemble
venir de to have just (done st)
contre
s'abriter contre (le vent) to take shelter against (the wind)
s'appuyer contre (un arbre) to lean against (a tree)
s'assurer contre (l'incendie) to insure against (fire)
s'asseoir contre (son ami) to sit next to (one's friend)
se battre contre to fight against
se blottir contre (sa mère, son chien) to cuddle up next to (one's mother,
dog)
donner qqch contre to give something in exchange for…read more

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égner sur to reign over
rejeter une faute sur qqun to place the blame on someone
rester sur la défensive to stay on the defensive
rester sur ses gardes to keep one's guard up
revenir sur (un sujet) to go back over (a topic)
sauter sur une occasion to jump at an opportunity
tirer sur to shoot at
tourner sur (l'église, la droite) to turn (toward the church, right)
s'endormir sur (un livre, son travail) to fall asleep (over a book, at work)
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être pour to be in favor of
laisser pour (mort) to leave for (dead)
parler pour to speak on behalf of
partir pour to leave for/be off to
payer pour (qqun) to pay for (someone)
se pencher pour to bend down in order to
quêter pour (les orphelins) to collect for (orphans)
remercier pour to thank for
signer pour (quelqu'un) to sign on behalf of (someone)
téléphoner pour (le problème) to phone about (the problem)
travailler pour to work for
voter pour to vote for…read more

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