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Translation of "may" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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 verb Allowing and permittingPolite expressions
(Definition of may modal verb (PERMISSION) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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