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.

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