Translation of "maybe" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

maybe

adverb uk us /ˈmeɪ.bi/ /ˌ-ˈ-/

used to show that something is possible or that something might be true

或許,大概
Maybe they'll come tomorrow. 或許他們明天會來。
Maybe you were right after all. 或許還是你對。

informal used to show that a number or amount is approximate

(表示近似數量)約
There were 200, maybe 300, refugees on the boat. 船上約有200或300名難民。

used to politely suggest or ask for something

(禮貌地表示建議、請求)也許
Maybe Ted would like to go. 也許特德願意去。
Maybe we should start again. 或許我們該重新開始。

used to avoid giving a clear or certain answer to a question

(用於不確定的回答)可能,也許
"Are you coming to Kelly's party?" "Maybe." 「你去參加凱利的聚會嗎?」「也許會去吧。」

used to mean that something is a possible explanation why something else happened

(用於解釋原因)可能,也許
"Why were you chosen for the team and not me?" "Maybe it's because I've been to more practice sessions than you." 「為甚麼球隊選中了你,而不是我?」「也許是因為我參加訓練的次數比你多。」

(Translation of “maybe” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)