Mayの例文や意味・使い方に関するQ&A

「May」を含む文の意味

Q: May fall asleep just warning you とはどういう意味ですか?
A: @akiho919

まあ、言っとくけど、寝ちゃうかもしれない。。。
Q: "what's up".

May I use this phrase to start speaking? Or just smth else? とはどういう意味ですか?
A: Yeah sometimes when I answer the phone (if it's a friend or family member), I say "Hey what's up"
Q: May I put you on hold? とはどういう意味ですか?
A: 最初にかけてきた人との通話を保留にして通話中着信の相手[後からかけてきた人]と話す
Q: May as well, right ? とはどういう意味ですか?
A: There is no reason not to, so you are probably going to do it.
Q: May I know you? とはどういう意味ですか?
A: "May I know you?" is not a natural phrase, so I'm not sure what you mean..

Do you mean "Do I know you?" or "May I get to know you?"

「May」の使い方・例文

Q: Might and May を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: Might is the past tense form of may and is typically used in questions or requests.
Your purse might be in the living room.
I might go to the movies.
I might go with you to the park.
May is typically used to talk about possibility.
She may be at home.
May I use your bathroom? (can also use "might", but "may" is more natural)
Jack may be angry.
May I ask you something?
May I borrow you pen? (can also use "might", "can I -" is the most natural)
Q: May be を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: Where is she??

I don't know,but maybe she is in her house
Q: May I を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: "May I" is more formal, but they mean exactly the same :)
Q: "May I 〜?" を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: May I .... is used to ask permission politely in English.
May I borrow your car please?

It can be reversed for a question
I'd like a biscuit if I may?
If I may? I'd like to go to bed now.

I can also be used to wish for things in the future.
May I live to see 100.

Q: May を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: May !
Uma forma adequada de pedir ou perguntar algo !
May i go to the bathroom please ?
May i drink water teacher ?
May you help me William ?

「May」の類語とその違い

Q: May I ask what this is in reference to? と What were you calling about? はどう違いますか?
A: @youme: They have the same meaning (asking for clarification), but the first one sounds VERY polite. Additionally, the second one can only be used during phone calls (since they are "calling about" something.)

Here are two situations:

Situation #1: A customer walks into a company. The secretary greets them.
Customer: "I need to talk to the owner right now about something important."
Secretary: "May I ask what this is in reference to?"
Customer: "It is about a recent sale."

Situation #2: You call your friend, but she doesn't answer. You call her back later.
Your friend: "Hello?"
You: "Hello! What were you calling about?"
Your friend: "Oh, I wanted to ask you a question."
Q: Can I ~? と May I ~? はどう違いますか?
A: @Emi85614: In normal conversation, they often mean the same thing, but "May I" is more polite.
"Can I" in some cases is about a person's capability to do something, like "Can I lift this?" or "Can I get her to like me?" "May I" is always asking for permission, like "May I take a look?"
Q: May I ask と Can I ask と Do[Would] you mind if I ask はどう違いますか?
A: Can I ask is the least polite out of the three.

May I ask is the politest.

Do you mind if I ask is used when you don't want to be a burden or be rude to the other person. Considering the polite level, "Do you mind if I ask" is the same as "May I ask". However, "May I ask" should be used to someone older or someone who has a higher status than you.
Meanwhile "Do you mind if I ask" should be used to someone equal to you that you haven't talked to before or to someone who you're not really close with.

Example.
Your at you first day at school. Everyone are strangers to you.
There are 3 cases in which you can use each of the questions above.
1.You can use "Do you mind if I ask" to be polite to one of the other students to show that your a modest person.If you use "May I ask" to a student the same age as you, the situation will get awkward for both you and him.
2.If you want to be seen as an outgoing or cool person then you can use "Can I ask you something?/Can I ask you a question?"
3."May I ask" should only be used towards a teacher or someone older than you. However, you do not have to use "May I ask" to someone 1~3 years older than you especially at a school.

Example #2

"Hey,um, do you mind if I ask you a question about the homework we were given yesterday?"

"Can I ask you a question mate?It's nothing special, just wanna know something about you."

"Excuse me, may I ask where the toilet is?"
"May I ask who you are?"
"May I go to the toilet, Mr Wasson?"
Q: MayMaybe と Probably と Perhaps はどう違いますか?
A: Hmm...

May and maybe are most often used in these ways:

May: I may buy a new car.
In this sentence, may is used to describe the possibility of you buying a car. May is often used when you are still considering. It doesn't lean towards yes or no. It sounds neutral.

May: you may want to eat soon.
In this sentence, the speaker is suggesting that the other person should eat. It sounds fairly polite.

May: may I try?
The speaker is using may to ask about the possibility of trying. Basically, they are asking for permission. It sounds polite.

May: you may go.
The speaker is giving the other person permission to leave. It is often used in certain phrases. It can also be considered impolite if used in certain ways.

Maybe: maybe tomorrow.
Maybe can be used to describe the possibility of something happening.
Less polite than may in most cases but It is used when you want to keep your answer short. Girls sometimes answer with maybe when they don't want to say no directly.

Here's an interesting one.

May be: he may be coming.
It is used almost like may. The only difference is that you need to have BE separate when the verb is using its ING form.

Probably: it is probably midnight.
Probably is used to describe the possibility of something. It suggests that the speaker assumes that something is true. It is more casual but it can be used in formal context.

Perhaps: perhaps he got lost...
It describes the possibility of something. It is fairly neutral but it can be used several ways. It is considered more polite than maybe.

May, may be, and probably are used a lot.

Perhaps it's used more often in novels and official letters.

I wouldn't worry too much about how formal they sound. English formality will come with time. I highly doubt you could offend an American by using perhaps instead of probably...

I hope this helps you.

-13emj







Q: May I beg your pardon? と Can I beg your pardon? はどう違いますか?
A: It sounds unnatural to ask: can I beg your pardon as it is like asking whether you are able to, whereas, 'may I beg your pardon' is asking whether you are allowed to.

「May」を翻訳

Q: May I take yours temperature?

Is it natural?
Thank you. は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
A: “May I take your temperature” or “Can I take your temperature.” “Can I” is more casual.
Q: May the force be with you は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
A: it's an interpretation of peace be with you and I think it's from a TV show called star wars
Q: May khana kha kar sone ja raha hu .? は 英語 (イギリス) で何と言いますか?
A: u said Sara tora tora kha rahi ha so I replied that of ur comment
Q: May I go out for a moment?, or May I come out for a moment? は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
A: May I go out for a moment? ( = May I leave for a moment?)

If you have sent a child to their room, the child might ask "May I come out for a moment?" ( = May I come out of my room for a moment?)

If you arrive at someone's house unexpectedly, you might ask "May I come in for a moment?" ( = May I come into your house for a moment?)
Q: 冗談をいってもいいですか? = May I say a joke? I guess English does not have such an expression は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
A: you're correct. 冗談をいってもいいですか means "may I say a joke?" or "can I say a joke?"

「May」についての他の質問

Q: May I call you Ken? この表現は自然ですか?
A: this is how It sounds
Q: May I ask that what you call those salad buffet shops?
Is optional salad right?
Thank you!
A: A salad bar :)
Q: A: May I give you a ride to your home?
B: Would you like a lift to your house?
C: Do you need a lift to your house? この表現は自然ですか?
A: may i give you a ride to your home

would you like a lift to your house

Q: What does 'though' really mean? Can you show me how to use it? (May some examples?)
A: as a conjunction towards beginning
ex "Though I usually do not usually drink coffee, I had 2 cups today.
At the end
ex - I already ate. Thanks, though
With as
He acted as though he was angry.
last in place of but which you already know
Q: May I have the your cook salad? この表現は自然ですか?
A: Ah I see,
May I eat the salad you made?

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