German prepositions and adjectives
Just like with verbs there are also some German adjectives that are always followed by prepositions. In these cases, again, the preposition determines which case is to be used - either Dative or Accusative.
Here you have an overview of the most important German adjectives with prepositions
German Adjectives with prepositions in Dative
These adjectives come with prepositions that demand the dative case
|Adjective + Preposition||Translation||Example with Dative||Example translation|
|Abhängig von||Dependent on||Es ist abhängig von der Zeit.||That is dependent on the time.|
|Befreundet mit||Friends with||Er ist befreundet mit dem Nachbarsjungen.||He is friends with the neighbour boy.|
|Begeistert von||Amazed by sth.||Ich bin begeistert von ihrer Stimme.||I am amazed by her voice.|
|Beschäftigt mit||Busy with sth||Sie ist beschäftigt mit ihren Hausaufgaben.||She is busy with her homework.|
|Einverstanden mit||In agreement with||Sie sind einverstanden mit dem Vorschlag.||They are in agreement with that proposal.|
|Entschlossen zu||Determined to||Er ist entschlossen zu handeln.||He is determined to act.|
|Erholt von||Relaxed from||Er ist erholt vom Urlaub.||He is relaxed from the vacation.|
|Behilflich bei||Helpful with||Sie ist ihm behilflich bei der Arbeit.||She is very helpful to him with the work.|
|Getrennt von||Seperated from||Sie ist getrennt von ihrem Freund.||She is separated from her boyfriend.|
|Überzeugt von||Convinced by||Sie sind überzeugt von dem Plan.||They are convinced by the plan.|
|Verabredet mit||Appointed with||Ich bin verabredet mit meiner Kollegin.||I am appointed with my colleagues.|
|Verbunden mit||Connected with||Mein Handy ist verbunden mit dem Fernseher.||My phone is connected with the TV|
|Vergleichbar mit||Comparable with||Das ist vergleichbar mit dieser Situation.||That is comparable with this situation|
|Verzweifelt an||Desperate with||Er ist verzweifelt an diesem Level.||He is desperate with this game|
German Adjectives with Prepositions in Accusative
These adjectives come with prepositions that demand the accusative case
|Adjective + Preposition||Translation||Example with Accusative||Example translation|
|Angepasst an||Adapted to||Das Tier ist angepasst an die Umgebung.||The animal is adapted to the environment.|
|Aufgeregt über||Excited for||Er ist aufgeregt über das Konzert.||He is excited for the concert.|
|Berühmt für||Famous for||Sie ist berühmt für nur einen Song.||She is famous for only one song.|
|Dankbar für||Grateful for||Ich bin dankbar für dein Geschenk.||I am grateful for your present.|
|Eifersüchtig auf||Jealous of||Sie ist eifersüchtig auf ihr Talent.||She is jealous of her talent.|
|Empört über||Upset about||Sie sind empört über diese Aussage.||They are upset about that statement.|
|Engagiert für||Committed to||Er ist sehr engagiert für diese Sache.||He is very committed to this cause|
|Erfreut über||Happy over||Sie ist sehr erfreut über diese Änderung.||She is very happy over that change.|
|Gespannt auf||Excited for||Ich bin gespannt auf den nächsten Teil.||I am excited for the next part.|
|Gewöhnt an||Used to||Ich bin gewöhnt an das kalte Wasser.||I am used to the cold water|
|Konzentriert auf||Focused on||Sie ist konzentriert auf ihre Arbeit.||She is focused on her work.|
|Besorgt um||Concerned for||Er ist sehr besorgt um seinen Bruder.||He is very concerned for his brother.|
|Spezialisiert auf||Specialized on||Der Arzt ist spezialisiert auf diese Fälle.||The doctor is specialized on these cases.|
|Verliebt in||In love with||Er ist verliebt in sie.||He is in love with her|
|Vorbereitet auf||Prepared for||Sie ist vorbereitet auf den Test.||She is prepared for the test.|
|Verwundert über||Surprised by||Ich bin verwundert über das Ergebnis.||I am surprised by that result.|
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