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may

/mei/ ( negative short form mayn’t /ˈmeiənt/)
to have the permission to
dürfen
You may go home now.
used to express a possibility in the present or future
kann, können
He may be here, I don’t know.
used to express a wish
mögen (Konjunktiv)
May you live a long and happy life.
may as well might as well.
ebensogut auch … können
may have used to express a possibility in the past
Möglichkeit in der Vergangenheit
He may have been here, but we cannot be sure.
(Definition of may from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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