Verb + かもしれない
［い］Adjective + かもしれない
［な］Adjective + かもしれない
Noun + かもしれない
To use かもしれない, attach it to the end of any verb, noun, な-Adjective or い-Adjective, in their non-polite (keigo) forms.
- 来年から観光客が増えるかもしれない。From next year, the number of tourists might increase.
- あの建物は教会かもしれない。That building might be a church.
- 今日は無理かもしれない。It might not be possible today.
- そこの池は深いかもしれないから気を付けてね。That lake over there might be deep, so please be careful.
- 明日は休むかもしれません。I might take the day off tomorrow.
- 明日は休みだからドライブするかも。I have a day off tomorrow, so I might go for a drive.
- 財布を家に忘れてきたかもしらん。I might have left my wallet at home.
- 明日は夜遅くまで仕事があるから、行かないかもしれん。I have to work late tomorrow night, so I probably won’t go.
I might go to America next year.
If I buy these nice clothes, then I might become popular.
It is maybe better to not say such things.
That might be right.
He might go to Japan without researching anything.
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かもしれない – Grammar Discussion
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I recently got a review on this and received an useless hint.
Question was そのことを言わないほうがいい — to which I put in から
The blue hint text was : Maybe
I received this:maybe846×326 14...
I have a feeling that nuance hint is shown for any example sentence of this grammar point. It’s an unfortunate incongruity in this case. かな can in fact mean “maybe,” but usually in the context of thinking to oneself. For instance,
Maybe I’ll eat pizza for dinner; or, I think I’ll eat pizza for dinner
かな and かもしれない aren’t synonymous, though. かな expresses doubt, reflection, or wishful thinking. かもしれない expresses the potential for something being or not being a certain way. Also, I don’t think you would generally use かな when making a suggestion to another.
But your point about the nuance note is cogent. I suggest using the
Reportbutton in the lower right-hand corner (it shows up when you get the answer wrong) whenever you find things like this to help draw awareness to the issue so the staff can correct it.
the literal translation is much closer to ‘even (A), we cannot know’. should it not be "perhaps it’s not able to be known as かも means perhaps? "
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