Translation of "may" - English-Turkish dictionary


modal verb uk /meɪ/ us

B1 used to talk about what is possibly true or will possibly happen

...a/e bilmek; ...ması/mesi mümkün olmak
There may be other problems that we don't know about.
I think I may have a cold.

B1 used to ask or give permission

izin vermek/müsaade etmek; izin istemek; ricada bulunmak
May I be excused, please?
You may begin.
may (well) ... but

used to show that the first thing you say is not important when compared to another fact

...olabilir fakat ...dır/dir
It may be cheap but it's not very good.

(Translation of “may modal verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)