In Spanish, many verbs must be followed by a preposition, which may or may not correspond to the preposition (if any) used in English. The following is a list of some Spanish verbs which require “a” when followed by another verb.
|acercarse a||to approach|
|acostumbrarse a||to be/get used to|
|aprender a||to learn to
|atreverse a||to dare to|
|ayudar a||to help|
|comenzar a||to begin to|
|comprometerse a||to undertake to|
|dedicarse a||to devote oneself to|
|disponerse a||to get ready to|
|empezar a||to begin to|
|enseñar a||to teach to, show how to|
|invitar a||to invite to|
|ir a||to be going to|
|llegar a||to manage to, succeed in, end up|
|llegar a ser||to become|
|llevar a||to lead to|
|negarse a||to refuse to|
|obligar a||to force, compel to|
|ponerse a||to begin to, set about|
|prepararse a||to get ready to|
|renunciar a||to renounce|
|resignarse a||to resign oneself to|
|resistirse a||to resist|
|tender a||to tend to|
|volver a||to do something again|
List of Spanish verbs followed by preposition A
Above you have seen the most common Spanish verbs followed by preposition A, when are used along with another verb. Notice that sometimes this preposition is not translated into English.
Empezó a estudiar idiomas muy joven (He started studying languages very young).
Estos verbos te ayudarán a mejorar tu español (These verbs will help you improve your Spanish).
Practice as much as you can to memorize these verbs and don’t mistake them with the use of the personal preposition A.