how to pronounce dürfen

/ˈdʏʁfən/

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dürfen is pronounced in two syllables

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dʏʁfən

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An example use of dürfen in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:

“… meter abstand halten und dürfen nur noch …”

meanings of dürfen

verb:

  1. To be allowed or permitted to do something implied or previously stated; may.
  2. To be allowed (to do something); to be permitted (to do something); may.
  3. To must, to have to.
  4. Expresses that something is estimated or probable.

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