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perhaps

US [pərˈhæps]
UK [pə(r)ˈhæps]
  • adv.也许;可能;大概;如果
  • n.偶然事件;假定
  • Web或许;多半;恐怕
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adv.
1.
可能;大概;也许possibly
‘Are you going to come?’ ‘Perhaps. I'll see how I feel.’
“你来不来?”“也许来。要看我身体情况了。”
Perhaps he's forgotten.
也许是他忘掉了。
2.
(表示不确定)也许,可能used when you want to make a statement or opinion less definite
This is perhaps his best novel to date.
这也许是他迄今最好的小说。
3.
(用于粗略的估计)或许,可能used when making a rough estimate
a change which could affect perhaps 20% of the population
一项可能影响 20% 的人口的改革
4.
(表示勉强同意或其实不赞成)也许,大概used when you agree or accept sth unwillingly, or do not want to say strongly that you disapprove
‘You could do it yourself.’ ‘Yeah, perhaps.’
“你可以自己做。”“嗯,也许吧。”
5.
(用于委婉的请求、主动承诺或提出建议)也许,如果used when making a polite request, offer or suggestion
Perhaps it would be better if you came back tomorrow.
如果你明天回来,也许更好。
I think perhaps you've had enough to drink tonight.
我想今晚你已经喝得够多了。

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