Translation of "may" - English-French dictionary

may

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

to have the permission to

pouvoir
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.

(Translation of “may” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)