Spanish, Prepositions

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en

meterse ____ (to get into)

con

meterse ____ (to pick on, fight with, face up to)

en

fijarse ____ (to notice; to pain attention to)

a

ponerse ____ (process of change, to become)

por

disculparse ____ (to apologise about)

a

acercarse ____ (to approach)

a

detenerse ____ (to arrest/put in jail)

a

lllegar ____ (to arrive at)

a

subir ____ (to ascend)

de

tratarse ____ (to be a question of)

de

avergonzarse ____ (to be ashamed/embarrased about)

por

molestarse ____ (to be bothered by)

por/en

interesarse ____ (to be interested by)

a

quedarse ____ (to be located at)

de

alegrarse ____ (to be made happy by)

con

contentarse ____ (to be satisfied with)

por

preocuparse ____ (to be worried by)

en

transformarse ____ (to become (not ponerse, convertirse, hacerse, llegar a ser))

en

convertirse ____ (to become or turn into (not hacerse, llegar a ser, transformarse))

a

comenzar ____ (to begin to)

por

desvivir ____ (to bend over backwards for/go out of your way for)

a

romper ____ (to break (as in break down))

por

optar ____ (to choose (something))

con

enfrentarse ____ (to clash with)

a

venir ____ (to come to)

a

principiar ____ (to commence)

de

quejarse ____ (to complain/gripe)

en

consistir ____ (to consist of)

en

persistir ____ (to continue)

a

atreverse ____ (to dare to, to be bold enough to)

a

negarse ____ (to deny/refuse to)

de

depender ____ (to depend on)

a

bajar ____ (to descend)

con

soñar ____ (to dream of/about)

en

empeñarse ____ (to engage in)

a

entrar ____ (to enter)

a

echarse ____ (to burst out/begin to)

de

enamorarse ____ (to fall in love with)

de

enterarse ____ (to find out about)

de

acabar ____ (to finish (doing something, not terminar))

de

terminar ____ (to finish (not acabar))

de

olvidarse ____ (to forget (something))

con

enojarse ____ (to get angry with)

con

casarse ____ (to get married to)

a

acostumbrarse ____ (to get used to)

a

ayudar ____ (to give help to)

en

influir ____ (to influence)

en

insistir ____ (to insist upon)

a

invitar ____ (to invite)

de

reírse ____ (to laugh at)

a

aprender ____ (to learn to)

de

burlarse ____ (to make fun of)

por/en, a

(NB two answers) decidirse ____ (to make up your mind on (some issue) or decide on some particular strategy); decidirse ____ decide to (do something)

con

encontrarse ____ (to meet with)

de

alejarse ____ (to move away from)

a

obligar ____ (to oblige/force )

a

disponerse ____ (to organize/provide)

con

quedarse ____ (to prefer )

a

apresurarse ____ (to pressure)

de

darse cuenta ____ (to realize)

de

acordarse ____ (to remember)

de

arrepentirse ____ (to repent/regret)

a

resignarse ____ (to resign oneself)

a

volver ____ (to return to)

a

correr ____ (to run to)

de

despedirse ____ (to say farewell to )

en

especializarse ____ (to specialize in)

a

empezar ____ (to start to)

de

dejar ____ (to stop (doing something, not dejar de))

de

parar ____ (to stop (doing something, not parar de))

en

esmerarse ____ (to strive to (not esforzarse por/en))

por/en

esforzarse ____ (to strive to (not esmerarse en))

por

luchar ____ (to strive/fight for (not esforzarse por))

en

tardar ____ (to take time to (do something))

a

enseñar ____ (to teach to)

en

pensar ____ (to think about)

con

amenazar ____ (to threaten to)

de

tratar ____ (to try to)

a

acudir ____ (to turn to)

en

quedar ____ (to agree to)

a, con

Mis suegros viven____ cuatro cuadras de nosotros, y los visitamos ____ frecuencia.

a, a, para

Unos años después nos mudamos ____ una casa más grande, donde había un cuarto de servicio, y empleé ____ un ama de llaves ____ hacer todos los quehaceres domésticos.

por, a, x

____ eso empecé ____ buscar ____ otros trabajos y después de unos años alquilé una casa, y pudimos vivir más cómodamente.

de, a, de

____ niña, María vivió en esa casa, y conoce ____ toda la gente ____ la región.

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