Verbs without Prepositions

Spanish verbs that do not require a preposition

Spanish verbs that need prepositions
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While many Spanish verbs require a specific preposition in front of a noun or infinitive, others don’t – even when a preposition is needed in the English equivalent.

Verbs + noun

acordar to agree on
agradecer to thank for
aprovechar to take advantage of
buscar to look for
escuchar to listen to
esperar to wait for
lograr to manage to, succeed in
mirar to look at
pagar to pay for
pedir to ask for
temer to be afraid of

Verbs + infinitive

Note that this construction may be equivalent to an English infinitive (e.g., to do) or a gerund (doing).

aconsejar to advise to
acordar to agree to
amenazar to threaten to
anhelar to long to
confesar to confess to
conseguir to succeed at/in, manage to
creer to think, believe
deber should, must, to have to
decidir to decide to
dejar to let, allow
desear to want, desire
esperar to hope to, to wait
evitar to avoid
fingir to pretend to
hacer to make
imaginar to imagine
impedir to prevent from, impede
intentar to try to
jurar to swear to
lograr to manage to, succeed in
mandar to order to
merecer to deserve to
necesitar to need, have to
negar to deny
ofrecer to offer to
oír to hear
olvidar to forget to
ordenar to order to
parecer to seem to
pedir to ask to
pensar to plan/intend to
permitir to allow to
poder can, to be able to
preferir to prefer to
pretender to try to
procurar to really try to
prohibir to prohibit from
prometer to promise to
querer to want to
recordar to remember to
rehusar to refuse to
resolver to resolve to
saber to know how to
sentir to regret, be sorry about
soler to be used/accustomed to
temer to be afraid to
ver to see

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Spanish verbs without a preposition

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