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Kann ich mir ne Zigarette von dir schnorren?

Translation

Can I scrounge a ciggy off you?



Analysis


kann
     v. first-person singular present of können
     v. third-person singular present of können
     können
          v. (auxiliary, with an infinitive, past participle: “können”) To be able (to do something); can.
          v. (auxiliary, with an infinitive, past participle: “können”) To be allowed (to do something); to be permitted (to do something); may.
          v. (transitive, past participle: “gekonnt”) To know how to do (something); to know; to understand; to be able to do (something); to be capable of; can do (something).
          v. (intransitive, past participle: “gekonnt”) To be able to do something implied; can.
          v. (intransitive, colloquial, usually in negation) to be possible, to make sense
ich
     pron. I
mir
     pron. (personal) dative of ich: me, to me:
     pron. (regional, dialectal or colloquial) alternative form of wir we
ne
     interj. (colloquial) no, nay
     interj. (colloquial) right?; is it?; is it not?; tag question
     art. (colloquial)contraction of eine (a, an)
Zigarette
     n-f. cigarette
von
     prep. from
     prep. of, belonging to (often replacing genitive; see usage note below)
     prep. by (with passive voice)
     prep. about, of (a topic)
     prep. on, with (a resource)
dir
     pron. (personal) dative of du; you, to you.
     pron. (reflexive) dative; yourself, to yourself.
schnorren
     v. to scrounge, sponge, cadge


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