The meaning of “dürfen”

Written By: Emanuel Updated: January 18, 2024

Hello everyone,

and welcome to our German Word of the Day,
this time with a close look at one of the famous modal verbs…



And this one definitely deserves a dedicated look, because not only does the meaning of dürfen seem a bit hazy to many students, there are also a few uses in daily life that don’t seem to even be in the haze. And the related words, wow, they’re so crazy they’re basically hazelnuts. Haha, get it, get it.

Seriously though, there’s definitely a lot to talk about so let’s jump right in :)

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