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permettre

Pronunciation: /pɛʀmɛtʀ/

Translation of permettre in English:

vt

  • 1permettre à qn de faire to allow sb to do, to give sb permission to do (vous) permettez! j'étais là avant! excuse me! I was here first! il est menteur comme c'est pas permis [fam], he's an incredible liar
  • 2permettre à qn de faire to allow or enable sb to do, to give sb the opportunity to do leurs moyens ne le leur permettent pas they can't afford it autant qu'il est permis d'en juger as far as one can tell

v refl (+ v être) (se permettre)

  • 1je peux me permettre ce genre de plaisanterie avec lui I can get away with telling him that kind of joke se permettre de faire to take the liberty of doing
  • 2je ne peux pas me permettre d'acheter une nouvelle voiture I can't afford to buy a new car

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