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maybe

US [ˈmeɪbi]
UK ['meɪbi]
  • adv.也许;或许;可能;(不置可否)也许
  • Web大概;也许吧;或许吧
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adv.
1.
(不确定)大概,或许,可能used when you are not certain that sth will happen or that sth is true or is a correct number
Maybe he'll come, maybe he won't.
他可能来,也可能不来。
‘Are you going to sell your house?’ ‘Maybe.’
“你要卖房子吗?”“也许吧。”
It will cost two, maybe three hundred pounds.
这个要花二百英镑,或许三百英镑。
We go there maybe once or twice a month.
我们每月大概去那里一到两次。
2.
(提出建议)或许,也许used when making a suggestion
I thought maybe we could go together.
我觉得或许我们可以一起去。
Maybe you should tell her.
也许你应该告诉她。
3.
(赞同并补充信息)或许,也许,可能used to agree with sb, and to add more information that should be thought about
‘You should stop work when you have the baby.’ ‘Maybe, but I can't afford to.’
“有了孩子你就不应该工作了。”“或许是吧,可我负担不起呀。”
4.
(不置可否)也许,或许used when replying to a question or an idea, when you are not sure whether to agree or disagree
‘I think he should resign.’ ‘Maybe.’
“我觉得他应该辞职。”“也许是吧。”

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