German Concepts Explained /

be allowed to

You know, it's always better to be safe than sorry, right?
Yes, of course.
So it's better to ask for permission or if something's allowed before actually doing it, right?
Yes, sure.
Well, would you like to learn how to do that in German?
Oh, most definitely! I wouldn't want to offend anyone.
Darf man hier rauchen?
Is it allowed to smoke here?
Darf ich hier Fotos machen?
Am I allowed to take pictures here?
Darfst du heute früher Schluss machen?
Are you allowed to leave early today?
Let's take a look at the conjugation of dürfen:
dürfen
ich
darf
du
darfst
er/sie/es
darf
wir
dürfen
ihr
dürft
Sie/sie
dürfen
Surprise, surprise! Modal verbs again!
Yes, should I repeat the conjugation rules?
No, I think I can manage: - the singular forms are irregular, i.e. the vowel changes - conjugation for ich and er/sie/es are identical
Ok, you've definitely mastered it by now!