Dutch Verbs followed by Prepositions

Learn which prepositions to use with which verbs in Dutch

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Dutch Verbs followed by Prepositions

Many verbs are followed by prepositions in Dutch, and these prepositions may or may not be the same prepositions used in English phrasal verbs.


afhangen van depend on
bang zijn voor be afraid of
deelnemen aan take part in
denken aan think of/about
feliciteren met congratulate on
gebrek hebben aan be short of
herinneren aan remind
houden van like, love (things or people)
huilen om cry at/about
kijken naar look at/watch
lachen om laugh at
letten op pay attention to
lijden aan suffer from
luisteren naar listen to
praten/spreken met talk to
reageren op react to
rekenen op rely on
sterven aan die of
trek/zin hebben in want
trouwen met marry
twijfelen aan doubt
vragen om ask for
weten van know about
zeggen tegen say to
zorgen voor care for


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