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may 1

Inglés americano: /meɪ/
Inglés británico: /meɪ/

modal verb past tense might

  • 1 1.1 (asking, granting permission) forms of may I smoke?
    ¿puedo fumar?
    ¿me permite fumar?
    he asked if he might see her
    preguntó si podía verla
    and who, may I ask, are you?
    ¿y quién es usted, si se puede saber?
    may I take your coat?
    ¿me permites tu abrigo?
    you may smoke if you wish
    pueden fumar
    you may kiss the bride
    puede besar a la novia
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The club now says his identity may not be revealed until the end of the month, but insist the deal is still on.
    • Of course there is a right of appeal, which in some cases may not be exercised without prior permission.
    • None of the text or images from this site may be reproduced in whole or part without written permission.
    1.2 (in requests) may I have your opinion on this?
    ¿podría darme su opinión acerca de esto?
    may we see the menu, please?
    ¿podríamos ver or nos podría traer el menú, por favor?
    may I have this dance? [formal]
    ¿me concede esta pieza? [formal]
    may I have your name and address, please?
    ¿quiere darme su nombre y dirección, por favor?
  • 2 2.1 (indicating probability)
    El grado de probabilidad que indica may es mayor que el que expresan might o could
    we may increase the price
    quizás or tal vez aumentemos el precio
    you may wish to pay in advance
    tal vez or quizás usted prefiera pagar por adelantado
    may cause drowsiness
    puede producir somnolencia
    it may or may not be true
    puede o no ser cierto
    he may not have seen us
    puede (ser) que or quizás or tal vez no nos haya visto
    a lo mejor or de pronto or (in River Plate area, Peru also) de repente no nos vio
    I'm worried he may do something foolish
    tengo miedo de que haga un disparate
    I was worried he might do something foolish
    tenía miedo de que hiciera un disparate
    and who is Mr Preston, you may ask?
    se preguntarán quién es el señor Preston
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • This may well be true and look at the hatred that it has generated in most Western countries.
    • That may well be true of course, though few have ever stated it so bluntly.
    • That indeed may well be true but rather than finessing this issue it should surely be addressing it head on.
    2.2 (indicating different options) forms of you may pay in cash or by check
    puede pagar en efectivo o con cheque
    2.3 (in generalizations) no matter what they may say we'll find them, wherever they may be
    los encontraremos, estén donde estén or dondequiera que estén
    come what may
    pase lo que pase
  • 3 (indicating something is natural) you may well ask!
    ¡buena pregunta!
    ¡eso (mismo) digo yo!
    you may well feel embarrassed after last night
    no me extraña que te sientas avergonzado después de lo de anoche
    I wonder how she did so well? — you may well wonder
    me pregunto cómo le fue tan bien — eso (mismo) digo yo
  • 4 (conceding) this may be unpleasant, but it must be said
    esto podrá ser desagradable, pero hay que decirlo
    he may not be clever, but he's very hard-working
    no será inteligente, pero es muy trabajador
    be that as it may
    sea como sea
    that's as may be
    puede ser
    you may well laugh, just wait till it happens to you!
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • They may not seem important at the time but, trust me, one day they could be more vital than a very vital thing indeed.
    • It may be deeply important to some people but it is essentially a part of life, it doesn't govern our lives.
    • It may not have felt like it, and he may not have admitted to it, but Johnson was a pioneering force.
  • 5 5.1 (indicating purpose) we have left a space so that you may add your comments
    hemos dejado un espacio para que usted pueda hacer sus comentarios
    let us fight, that justice may prevail [literary]
    luchemos por que prevalezca la justicia
    5.2 (in wishes) [literary]may that day never come
    que ese día no llegue nunca
    long may she reign!
    ¡que reine por muchos años!
    may the Lord be with you
    el Señor esté con vosotros
    see also might1
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • I am writing in the hope you may be able to help me with family history research.
    • It is hoped the British submersible may be able to cut the submarine loose once raised to a suitable depth.
    • Her husband paid tribute to her as a loving family woman and hopes she may rest in the peace of God.

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noun

uncountable

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May
Inglés americano: /meɪ/
Inglés británico: /meɪ/

noun

  • see also January
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Tour operators with summer programmes always struggle to fill the months of May and June.
    • It is going to give us a good starting point for the month of May but we still have a lot of work to do as does everyone else.
    • I feel the month of May is the most delightful time to be out and about on the river.

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