Verbs with en

Spanish verbs requiring a preposition

A number of Spanish verbs require the preposition en in front of a noun or infinitive.

Verbs + en + noun

apoyarse en   to lean on/against
confiar en   to trust, rely on
consistir en   to consist of
convertirse en   to turn into, become
entrar en   to enter (into)
esperar en   to wait in/at
fijarse en   to notice
meterse en   to get involved in
pensar en   to think about, have in mind
reparar en   to notice
vender en   to sell for (+ amount)
volver en   to return in (+ time)
volver en sí   to be oneself again, to regain consciousness

Verbs + en + infinitive

confiar en   to trust to
consentir en   to consent to
consistir en   to consist of
convenir en   to agree to
dudar en   to hesitate to
empeñarse en   to insist on, be determined to
hacer bien en   to be right to
hacer mal en   to be wrong to
insistir en   to insist on
interesarse en   to be interested in
molestarse en   to bother about, take the trouble to
pensar en   to think about
persistir en   to persist in
quedar en   to agree to
tardar en   to take a long time to, delay in
vacilar en   to hesitate over

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