Übersetzung von “May” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch


noun countable-uncountableMay /meɪ/
the 5th month of the year
mai masculine

They're visiting in May.
Ils viennent en mai.

My birthday is on May 20th.
Mon anniversaire tombe le 20 mai.


verb modalmay /meɪ/
indicates what is possible

There may be some snow later today.
Il se pourrait qu'il neige plus tard dans la journée.

We may have to change our plans.
Nous pourrions devoir changer nos plans.
used to politely ask or give permission

May I see your passports, please.
Puis-je voir vos passeports, s'il-vous-plaît ?

Guests may use the gym free of charge.
Les clients peuvent utiliser la salle de gym gratuitement.

(Übersetzung von “May” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


/mei/ (negative short form mayn’t /ˈmeiənt/)

to have the permission to

You may go home now.

used to express a possibility in the present or future

se pouvoir que
He may be here, I don’t know.

used to express a wish

fasse le ciel que
May you live a long and happy life.
may as well

might as well.

autant dire
may have

used to express a possibility in the past

il se peut que
He may have been here, but we cannot be sure.


noun /mei/

the fifth month of the year, the month following April.

May Day

the first day of May, an especially socialist holiday or festival in many countries.

le Premier Mai
maypole noun

a decorated pole for dancing round on May Day.


(Übersetzung von “may” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)