079 Spanish Infinitives Followed by Prepositions


The following verbs require a, de, en or con when followed by another infinitive, although the preposition is not always translated into English.

Verb + a + another infinitive

acostumbrarse- to become used to
aprender- to learn to
atreverse- to dare to
ayudar- to help
comenzar- to begin to
convidar- to invite to
decidirse- to decide to
dedicarse- to devote oneself to
empezar- to begin to
enseñar- to teach to
inviter- to invite
ir- to go to
negarse- to refuse to
persuader- to persuade to
principiar-
to begin to
rehusar-
to refuse to
resignarse-
to resign oneself to
resistirse-
to resist
resolverse-
to resolve to
venir-
to come to
volver –
to return to                                                  

Verb + en + another infinitive

Consenter- to consent
consistir –
to consist
divertirse –
to amuseoneself
empeñarse- to insist on
esforzarse-
to endeavor
insister-
to insist on
ocuparse-
to busy oneself
pensar-
to think of
persistir-
to persist in
tardar –
to delay in

Verb + de + another infinitive

acabar- to have
acordarse-
just to remember
alegrarse-
to be glad to
aprovecharse-
to profit by
arrepentirse-
to repent
cansarse-
to tire of
cesar-
to cease
dejar-
to cease
encargarse-
to take charge of
gozar-
to take pleasure in
jactarse-
to boast of
olvidarse-
to forget to
tratar –
to try to

Verb + con + another infinitive

contar-to count on
contentarse-to content oneself
sonar-
to dream of

Links

http://www.ielanguages.com/spanish4.html

Next: 080 Spanish Office/School Supplies

Spanish Index

Word Document at: 079 Spanish Infinitives Followed by Prepositions

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s