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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “may”

may

modal verb (PERMISSION)
允许
    /meɪ/ slightly formal
used to ask or give permission
(用于请求许可或表示允许)可以
A reader may borrow up to six books at any one time.
读者一次最多可借阅6本书。
"May I help myself to some more food?" "Yes, of course."
“我能再要些吃的吗?”“好的,当然可以。”
Hi, my name's Tiffany. How may I help you?
“你好,我叫蒂法尼,能帮你做些什么吗?”
→ Compare might modal verbAllowing and permittingPolite expressions
(Definition of may modal verb (PERMISSION) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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