Translation of "may" - English-Japanese dictionary

may

verb uk /meɪ/

A2 used to talk about what is possibly true or will possibly happen

~かもしれない
There may be other problems that we don’t know about.
I think I may have a cold.

B1 formal used when you ask if you can do something or say that someone can do something

~してもいいです
May I be excused, please?
You may begin.

(Translation of “may verb” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)