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EtymologyEdit

From Old High German giunnan, from unnan, from Proto-Germanic *unnaną. Compare Dutch gunnen, Yiddish פֿאַרגינען (farginen), Hebrew לפרגן (le'fargen), through Yiddish.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈɡœnən]
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VerbEdit

gönnen (third-person singular simple present gönnt, past tense gönnte, past participle gegönnt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to allow
  2. to afford
  3. (reflexive) to indulge oneself, to treat oneself
  4. to be happy for someone because of their happiness
    Sie hatten so viel Pech im Leben; ich gönne ihnen den Lottogewinn.

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