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Translation of "may" - English-German dictionary

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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