permettersi (come ti permetti)

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the verb permettersi, which has a variety of meanings. For today’s post, this verb means to dare, as in How dare you. In Italian, this can be rendered with the expression Come ti permetti.

See our example below:

Hai preso tu i cinquanta euro dal mio salvadanaio? Ho risparmiato molto per arrivare a quella cifra, come ti permetti?

You took fifty euro from my piggy bank? I saved a lot to get to that amount, how dare you?