Verbs with de

Spanish verbs requiring a preposition

Spanish verbs that need prepositions
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A number of Spanish verbs require the preposition de in front of a noun or infinitive.

Verbs + de + noun

abusar de to abuse, overindulge in
acordarse de to remember
alegrarse de to be happy, pleased about
alejarse de to go away from
apartarse de to keep away from
apoderarse de to take possession of
aprovecharse de to take advantage of
bajar de to get out of, get off, descend from
burlarse de to make fun of
cambiar de to change
cansarse de to tire (get tired) of
carecer de to lack
compadecerse de to feel sorry for, pity
constar de to consist of
cubrir de to cover with
cuidar de to take care of
depender de to depend on
despedirse de to say good-bye to, take leave of
despojarse de to take off (clothes)
disculparse de to apologize for
disfrutar de to enjoy
dudar de to doubt
enamorarse de to fall in love with
encogerse de (hombros) to shrug
enterarse de to find out about
estar loco de (alegría) to be crazy with (happiness)
fiarse de (alguien) to trust
forrar de to line/cover with
gozar de to enjoy
gritar de (dolor) to scream in (pain)
jactarse de to boast about
llenar de to fill with
morir de (hambre) to die from (hunger)
mudar de to change (clothes, colors)
mudarse de casa to move (house)
ocuparse de to be busy with
oír hablar de to hear about
olvidarse de to forget
pensar de to think of, have an opinion about
perder de vista to lose sight of
pintar de to paint + color
ponerse de acuerdo to come to an agreement
preocuparse de to worry / be concerned about
quejarse de to complain about
reírse de to laugh at
saber de memoria to memorize, know by heart
salir de to leave (from)
saltar de (alegría) to jump for (joy)
servir de to serve as
servirse de to use
tratarse de to be about, deal with
vestir de to dress in

Verbs + de + infinitive

acabar de to have just (done something)
acordarse de to remember to
acusar de to accuse of
alegrarse de to be happy, pleased to
arrepentirse de to regret
avergonzarse de to be ashamed of
cansarse de to tire (get tired) of
cesar de to stop
convencerse de to become convinced
cuidar de to take care, be careful to
dejar de to stop; to fail to
disuadir de to dissuade from
encargarse de to take charge of
guardarse de to take care, be careful not to
hartarse de to be fed up with
jactarse de to boast about
lamentarse de to bemoan
olvidarse de to forget to
parar de to stop
preocuparse de to be concerned about
presumir de to boast about
quejarse de to complain about
terminar de to stop
tratar de to try to
tratarse de to be about, be a question of

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