Information about the word may (English → Esperanto: povi)

Part of speechverb
Pronunciation/meɪ/
Hyphenationmay
Shavian alphabet𐑥𐑱

Conjugation

Indicative mood
Present tensePast tense
(I) may(I) might
(thou) mayest, mayst(thou) mightst, mightest
(he) may(he) might
(we) may(we) might
(you) may(you) might
(they) may(they) might
Subjunctive mood
Present tensePast tense
(I) may (I) might
(thou) may(thou) might
(he) may(he) might
(we) may(we) might
(you) may(you) might
(they) may(they) might
Participles
Present participlePast participle
being able tobeen able to

Usage samples

We may negotiate within the limits set by our instructions.
They might come as birds or animals or men.
“Tell me where I may find Pandelume,” said Turjan, “else I find other uses for you.”
What might exist below the lake?
How might I find him?

Translations

zmer (ⵣⵎⴻⵔ)
Afrikaanskan; mag
Catalanpoder
Danishkunne
Dutchkunnen; mogen
English (Old English)cunnan
Esperantopovi
Faeroesefáa; kunna
Finnishvoida
Frenchpouvoir
Germandürfen; können
Italianpotere
Latinposse; potui
Luxemburgishkënnen
Malayboleh
Papiamentopor
Polishmóc
Portuguesepoder; ter a faculdade de
Romanianputea
Russianмочь
Saterland Frisianduure; konne
Spanishpoder
Sranankan; man
Swahili‐weza
Swedishgitta; må; mäkta; orka
Thaiเป็น; สามารถ; ไหว; ได้
West Frisiankinne; mogen