talk about: hakkında konuşmak, lafını etmek
→ They’re always talking about selling the house and moving away.
object to: itiraz etmek, karşı çıkmak
→ He objects to the label “magician”.
insist on: -de ısrar etmek, direnmek
→ I don’t know why you insist on talking about it.
instead of: yerine
→ Instead of complaining, why don’t we try to change things?
be good/bad at: bir şeyde iyi/kötü olmak
→ He’s really good at making people feel comfortable.
be tired of: bıkkın, bıkmış
→ I’m sick and tired of you telling me what to do all the time.
succeed in: başarmak (bir şeyi yapmayı)
→ The campaign has certainly succeeded in raising public awareness of the issue.
be gifted in: yetenekli, kabiliyetli
→ He was gifted in music and he used to play drums.
be interested in: … ile ilgili, meraklı
→ She’s not especially interested in sport.
be fond of: düşkün, bir şeye bayılan
→ “I’m very fond of you, you know,” he said.
apologise for: özür dilemek
→ I must apologize to Isobel for my lateness.
feel like: duygusu içinde olmak
→ “Are you coming to aerobics?” “No, I don’t feel like it today.”
keen on: meraklı, düşkün
→ She’s keen on playing tennis.
be crazy about: tutkun, delisi
→ They are crazy about football.
complain about: yakınmak, şikayetçi olmak
→ Lots of people have complained about the noise.
be accustomed to: bir şeyi yapmaya alışmak
→ I’m not accustomed to being treated like this.
be of use: bir şeye yaramak
→ There has been an increase in the use of migrant workers in recent years.
blame for: -den sorumlu tutmak
→ John blames his mother for his lack of confidence.
worry about: hakkında kaygılanmak, merak etmek
→ Sometimes I worry about the future.
be happy about: -den memnun olmak
→ The staff are not very happy about the latest pay increase.
believe in: inanmak, güvenmek
→ I believe in giving a person a second chance.
be into: aşırı ilgi duymak
→ Jackie’s really into classical music.
base on: dayanmak
→ Which movies are based on true stories?
think of: düşünmek
→ She’s always thinking of others.
thank for: teşekkür etmek
→ Thank you for your understanding.
be afraid of: -den korkmak
→ The government is afraid of further serious rioting today.
be responsible for: -den sorumlu
→ The city council is responsible for keeping the streets clean.
invest in: yatırım yapmak
→ These people invest in results, not dreams
be proud of: iftihar etmek
→ You must be very proud of your son.
wait for: beklemek
→ There is a letter waiting for you.
listen to: dinlemek
→ Listen to your heart.
depend on: bağlı olmak, güvenmek
→ Whether or not we go to Mexico for our holiday depends on the cost.
be aware of: farkında olmak
→ Were you aware of the risks at the time?
be up to: hazır, istekli, hevesli
→ He looks very suspicious hanging around outside – I’m sure he’s up to something.
be sorry for: üzülmek
→ I am sorry for being late.
have confidence in: güvenmek, itimat etmek
→ I have every confidence in him.
on behalf of: …adına
→ On behalf of the entire company, I would like to thank you for all your work.