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Chinese (Traditional) translation of “may”

may

modal verb (POSSIBILITY)
可能性
 
 
/meɪ/
used to express possibility
(表示可能性)可能,也許
There may be other problems that we don't know about.
可能有我們不知道的其他問題。
I may see you tomorrow before I leave.
明天我走前也許還能見到你。
The cause of the accident may never be discovered.
意外的起因也許永遠無法查清。
The explosion may have been caused by a faulty electrical connection.
爆炸可能是由電路連接錯誤引起的。
We'd better not interfere - she may not like it.
我們最好別干涉——她可能會不高興。
There may be some evidence to suggest she's guilty, but it's hardly conclusive.
也許有跡象顯示她有罪,但不怎麼令人信服。
→ Compare might modal verbAchievablePossible and probable
(Definition of may modal verb (POSSIBILITY) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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