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Определение на английском “may”

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may

modal verb uk   /meɪ/ us  

may modal verb (POSSIBILITY)

A2 used to express possibility: There may be other problems that we don't know about. I may see you tomorrow before I leave. The cause of the accident may never be discovered. The explosion may have been caused by a faulty electrical connection. We'd better not interfere - she may not like it. There may be some evidence to suggest she's guilty, but it's hardly conclusive.
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may modal verb (PERMISSION)

B1 formal used to ask or give permission: A reader may borrow up to six books at any one time. "May I help myself to some more food?" "Yes, of course." Hi, my name's Tiffany. How may I help you?
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may modal verb (WISH)

formal used to introduce a wish or a hope: May you have a long and fruitful marriage.

may

noun [U] uk   /meɪ/ ( also may blossom) us  
the flowers of the hawthorn tree
Переводы “may”
на корейский 아마 -다(추측), -해도 된다 (허락)…
на арабский هَل مِن المُمْكِن أنْ, مايو, آيار…
на французский pouvoir, se pouvoir que, fasse le ciel que…
на турецкий ...a/e bilmek, ...ması/mesi mümkün olmak, izin vermek/müsaade etmek…
на итальянский usato per parlare di ciò che è possibile o che potrebbe accadere: potere, usato per chiedere o dare il permesso di fare qualcosa: potere…
на китайский (традиционный) 可能性, (表示可能性)可能,也許…
на русский может быть, можно…
на польский móc…
на испанский poder, ser posible, ojalá…
на португальский poder…
на немецкий dürfen, kann, können…
на каталонский poder…
на японский ~かもしれない, ~してもいいです…
на китайский (упрощенный) 可能性, (表示可能性)可能,也许…
(Definition of may modal verb, noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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