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genehmigen

1.
to permit
(Sounds VERY formal and it's not used at home or with friends. )
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2.
to treat oneself to
("sich+Acc genehmigen" - not very common, but you can hear it in daily life here and there. )
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Root: *nem-
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1 year ago

is there something humorous about the second sense ? Like using this very formal word to talk about allowing oneself something like having a biscuit or something?



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