To be allowed ; to be permitted ; may. (auxiliary, infinitive replaces past participle) (to do something) (to do something)
Darf ich gehen? — “May I go?”
Ich habe gehen dürfen. — “I was allowed to go.”
To be allowed or permitted to do something implied or previously stated; may. (intransitive or transitive, past participle as above)
Ja, du darfst. — “Yes, you may.”
Ich habe es gedurft. — “I was allowed [to do] it.”
Expresses that something is estimated or probable. (subjunctive present, modal auxiliary verb)
About German Verb "dürfen"
The German verb dürfen is one of a handfule of important verbs known as Modal verbs. Our data on the German verb dürfen comes from many different sources and is verified through secondary sources like Duden. The different colors in our verb conjugation chart represent certain morphological transformations. These verb cojugations are derived algorithmically.