gunnen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch gunnen, prefixed from ge- + unnen, onnen, from Old Dutch *unnan, from Proto-Germanic *unnaną. Compare the German gönnen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gunnen (past singular gunde, past participle gegund)

  1. to think someone deserves something, to derive satisfaction from someone else's success
    iemand het voordeel van de twijfel gunnen — to give somebody the benefit of the doubt

Conjugation[edit]

Inflection of gunnen (weak)
infinitive gunnen
past singular gunde
past participle gegund
infinitive gunnen
gerund gunnen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular gun gunde
2nd person sing. (jij) gunt gunde
2nd person sing. (u) gunt gunde
2nd person sing. (gij) gunt gunde
3rd person singular gunt gunde
plural gunnen gunden
subjunctive sing.1 gunne gunde
subjunctive plur.1 gunnen gunden
imperative sing. gun
imperative plur.1 gunt
participles gunnend gegund
1) Archaic.