Hi, I am Ana And I am David from How to Spanish TV This time we will talk about verbs that use the preposition “de” As we discussed in our previous video That you can check out clicking up here Where we talked about preposition “con” Some verbs use prepositions and the way we use prepositions in English and Spanish is very different that’s why we continue with this series. This time, we talk about preposition “de” Let’s get into it The first verb is quejarse de in English you would say to complain about But in Spanish we need the preposition “de” And this is a reflexive verb, for example Mi amiga se queja de su trabajo My friend complains about her job We don’t like work Well, sometimes Next one is saber de In English you would say to know about or have heard of For example, Yo sé de autos (I know a thing or two about cars) Por eso me ayuda ayudarles a todos cuando van a comprar un auto usado (That’s why I like helping everyone when they’re going to buy an used car) Good Next one is dejar de it means to stop doing something in English we use a gerund “doing” But in Spanish we use an infinitive why? After prepositions in Spanish, we NEVER conjugate verbs we always use the infinitive For example, Dejé de fumar hace dos años (I stopped/quit smoking 2 years ago) I’ve never smoked, but anyhow… Next one is desconfiar de not to trust someone Yo desconfío de las personas que usan gorra (I don’t trust people who wear baseball caps) Me parece que son sospechosas (I think they’re suspicious) And this verb is interesting because the opposite of desconfiar de is confiar en it uses a different preposition But we’ll do a video about “en” Next one is enamorarse de In English we would say: to fall in love with An example could be Me enamoré de David cuando yo tenía 16 años
(I fell in love with David when I was 16) True story Next one is alegrarse de to be happy about something Yo me alegro de que las personas se casen
(It makes me happy when people get married) It’s not that common nowadays but I like it It makes me happy And the last one for this video is burlarse de In English it would be to mock or make fun of something or to mock someone but in Spanish we use “de” For example, Ella se burló de su amigo porque se cayó
(She made fun of his friend because he fell down) Ok, so these were the verbs we talked about today verbs that need the preposition “de” part 1 Because next week we will have another video with part 2 A lot of verbs in Spanish use “de” Suscribe to our channel Share this content if it was useful or if it is useful for people you know who are learning Spanish Don’t forget to check out our other channel Where we do videopodcasts Bye!