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"I don't know" is a phrase which is often translated as "no sé", and "maybe" is an adverb which is often translated as "tal vez". Learn more about the difference between "I don't know" and "maybe" below.
I don't know(
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dont
 
now
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. no sé
I don't know the answer.No sé la respuesta.
Who's going? - I don't know.¿Quién va a ir? - No sé.
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maybe(
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bi
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (general)
a. tal vez
Maybe you should talk less and listen more.Tal vez deberías hablar menos y escuchar más.
b. quizás
Maybe I'll have time to go to the store on Saturday.Quizás tenga tiempo para ir a la tienda el sábado.
c. a lo mejor
Maybe she's born with it.A lo mejor nació con eso.
d. quizá
Maybe you should find a new friend.Quizá deberías encontrar un amigo nuevo.
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