maybe

maybe(
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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).
adverb
1. (perhaps)
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 was born with it.A lo mejor nació con eso.
d. quizá
Maybe you should find a new friend.Quizá deberías encontrar un amigo nuevo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
2. (possibility)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm not sure if I can go yet. - Shall I put you down as a maybe then?No estoy segura todavía de si podré ir. - ¿Te pongo entonces como quizá?
Is that a yes then? - No, it's a maybe.¿Entonces tu respuesta es que sí? - No, más bien diría que tal vez.
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maybe
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
1. (general)
a. quizá(s), tal vez
maybe she won't acceptquizá no acepte
maybe [ˈmeɪbiː]
adverb
a lo mejor; quizá(s); tal vez
maybe he'll come tomorrow a lo mejor viene mañana; puede que or quizá(s) or tal vez venga mañana; maybe I should grow a moustache a lo mejor debería dejarme bigote; there were maybe ten people in the room habría unas diez personas en la habitación; maybe, maybe not puede que sí, puede que no; a lo mejor sí, a lo mejor no
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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