ADJECTIVE + PREPOSITION

nice / kind / good / stupid / silly / intelligent / clever / sensible (1) / (im)polite / rude (2) / unreasonable (3) OF someone (to do something): (1) einfühlsam sein (2) grob sein (3) unvernünftig sein
   
Thank you it was very nice / kind of you to help me.  
It's stupid of her to go out without a coat.  
   
nice / kind / good / (im)polite / rude / (un)pleasant (4) / (un)friendly / cruel TO someone: (4) (un)angenehm
   
She has always been very nice / kind to me.  
Why are you so rude / unfriendly to Ann?  
   
angry / furious (5) ABOUT something // WITH someone FOR something: (5) wütend sein
   
Why are you so angry about it?  
They were furious with me for not inviting them to my party.  
   
pleased (6) / disappointed (7) / satisfied (8) WITH something: (6) Gefallen finden (7) enttäuscht sein (8) zufrieden sein
   
I was pleased with the present you gave me.  
Were you disappointed with your examination results?  
   
bored / fed up (9) WITH something: (9) genug haben
   
You get bored / fed up with doing the same thing every day.  
   
surprised (10) / shocked / amazed (11) / astonished (12) AT / BY something: (10) überrascht sein (11) erstaunt sein (12) sich wundern
   
Everyone was surprised by /at the news.  
   
exited / worried / upset (13) ABOUT something: (13) enttäuscht sein
   
Are you exited about going on holiday next week?  
   
afraid / scared (14) / frightened / terrified OF someone / something (14) sich fürchten
   
Are you afraid of dogs?  
   
proud / ashamed (15) OF someone / something: (15) sich schämen
   
I'm not ashamed of what I did.  
   
good / bad / excellent / brilliant / hopeless (16) AT (doing) something: (16) hoffnungslos
   
I'm not very good at repairing things.  
   
married TO someone  
   
Linda is married to an American.  
   
sorry ABOUT something:  
   
I'm sorry about the noise last night.  
   
sorry FOR doing something  
   
I'm sorry for shouting at you yesterday.  
   
be / feel sorry FOR someone  
   
I feel sorry for George.  
   
famous FOR something:  
   
Florence is famous for its art treasures.  
   
responsible (17) FOR something: (17) verantwortlich
   
Who was responsible for this noise last night?  
   
interested IN something:  
   
Are you interested in art?  
   
fond (18) OF something / someone: (18) gern haben
   
Mary is fond of animals.  
   
full OF something:  
   
The letter was full of mistakes.  
   
short OF (19) something: (19) wenig, knapp
   
I'm a bit short of money.  
   
keen ON (20) something: (20) begeistert sein
   
We stayed at home because Mary wasn't very keen on going out in the rain.  
   
similar TO (21) something: (21) ähnlich sein
   
Your writing is similar to mine.  
   
crowded WITH (22) (people,...) (22) überfüllt
   
The city was crowded with tourists.  

 

 

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