gönnen

(verb)

Meanings

1.
to "anti-envy"
("jemandem etwas gönnen" - The feeling that someone deserved something nice that happened to them. Less emotional sounding than “being happy for someone” but it's still always positive. )
Opposite (closest): missgönnen
2.
to treat oneself to
("sich+Acc etwas gönnen" - give oneself a treat, often in context of expensive things. )

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Word of the Day - "gönnen"

A fun look at the meaning of "gönnen", its really useful brother "günstig" and a bit of recent German slang :)

Vocab:

gönnen, die Gunst, die Missgunst, günstig, ungünstig


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