13.3.6 Lista de adjetivos y de las preposiciones que exigen

Ciertos adjetivos van con determinadas preposiciones.

Adjetivo y preposición    
absorbed in sumido en
He is absorbed in his book.  
accustomed to acostumbrado a
He is accustomed to sleeping on the floor.  
afraid of tener miedo de
She is afraid of spiders.  
angry about enfadado por
We are angry about their behaviour.  
angry with enfadado de
They are angry with me.  
anxious about preocupado por
You are anxious about the exam.  
anxious for ansioso de
The kids are anxious for their vacation.  
ashamed of avergonzado de
I am ashamed of being so stupid.  
attached to tener cariño a
Mrs. Simmons is attached to her old dog.  
aware of consciente de
We are aware of the difficult situation.  
bad at malo en
He is bad at lying.  
bored with aburrido de
She is bored with too simple tasks.  
capable of ser capaz de
You are capable of much more than you do.  
common to tener algo en común
Breathing is common to all living beings.  
concerned about preocupado por
The teachers are concerned about the exams.  
concerned with interesado en
He is only concerned with Biology.  
crowded with lleno de
The little room is crowded with young people.  
dependent on dependiente de
The social weak are dependent on public support.  
different from distinto a
My new dress is totally different from all others.  
disappointed at defraudado por
We were disappointed at the latest play.  
due to por
Due to bad weather we had to go home.  
engaged to prometido con
They have been engaged to each other for two years.  
familiar with familiar de
Yes, we are familiar with this procedure.  
famous for famoso por
She is famous for doing nothing.  
fit for capaz de
After the training they are fit for attending the cup.  
fond of tener cariño a
We are very fond of our nieces.  
full of lleno de
This guy is just full of pride.  
good at bueno en  
Some are good at math, some rather not.  
good for bueno para
This tool is good for heavy work.  
grateful to agradecido a
She is so grateful to the firebrigade that they found her cat.
guilty of cupable de
He is guilty of drunken driving.  
inferior to peor que
This new TV is inferior to our old one.  
interested in interesado en
This new girl is only interested in fashion.  
involved in envuelto en
We should not get involved in this.  
keen on ansiar algo
You were so keen on the bike, and now you do not use it.
mad with loco de
When I was young, I was crazy for the band.  
married to casado con
He is married to his neighbour.  
pleased with contento de
That idiot is always so pleased with himself.  
prepared for preparado a
They were very well prepared for the trip.  
prone to sensible a
He is prone to teasing him about his age.  
proud of orgulloso de
We can really be proud of our accomplishment.  
ready for dispuesto a
The cars were all ready for the start of the rally.  
responsible for responsable de
She made herself responsible for everything.  
rich in rico en
If nothing else, we get rich in experience.
satisfied with contento de
The students can be satisfied with their results.
scared of miedoso de
She is terribly scared of snakes.  
short of corto de (dinero etc.)
We are short of beer, I'll go and get some.  
similar to similiar a
This is similar to the situation last year.  
suitable for adecuado a
The raincoat is suitable for this weather.  
superior to superior a
The wine this year is superior to the one last year.
sure about seguro de
Are you sure about leaving school?  
surprised at sorprendido de
I was surprised at the high prices there.  
suspicious of receloso de
He was always suspicious of beautiful men.
tired of cansado de
She was tired of fighting against windmills.  
typical of típico para
This was typical of him!  
used to acostumbrado a
They were used to doing nothing all day.

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