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maybe

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noun
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adverb
1 adverb expressing uncertaintyb'fhéidir  c m useans  c m umaybe she fell b'fhéidir gur thit sí, seans gur thit sí, d'fhéadfadh sé gur thit sí, thiocfadh dó gur thit símaybe it'll work, maybe it won't b'fhéidir go n-oibreoidh sé agus b'fhéidir nach n-oibreoidh'Are you going tonight?' 'Maybe, maybe not.' 'An bhfuil tú ag dul anocht?' 'B'fhéidir go bhfuil agus b'fhéidir nach bhfuil.'; 'An bhfuil tú ag dul anocht?' 'B'fhéidir go rachainn agus b'fhéidir nach rachainn.'maybe tomorrow amárach, b'fhéidir; amárach, seansmaybe so b'fhéidir é, seans, thiocfadh dó 2 adverb expressing a rough estimateb'fhéidir  c m uthart ar  c m utuairim is  c m uisteach is amach lemaybe 10 years ago b'fhéidir deich mbliana ó shin, tuairim is deich mbliana ó shin, timpeall deich mbliana ó shinwe meet maybe twice a month casaimid le chéile tuairim is dhá uair sa mhí; tagaimid le chéile dhá uair sa mhí, b'fhéidir; buailimid le chéile faoi dhó sa mhí nó mar sinthere were hundreds - maybe even more - there bhí na céadta daoine, b'fhéidir fiú amháin níos mó, ann; bhí na céadta daoine nó b'fhéidir níos mó ann
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3 adverb expressing a possibilityb'fhéidir  c m umaybe she'll call you b'fhéidir go nglaofaidh sí ort, seans go gcuirfidh sí scairt ortmaybe he's wrong b'fhéidir nach bhfuil an ceart aigemaybe I should stop b'fhéidir gur cheart dom stopadhmaybe some other time am éigin eile, b'fhéidirmaybe then they'll be happy b'fhéidir ansin go mbeidh siad sásta 4 adverb expressing a suggestionb'fhéidir  c m umaybe they should cancel the party b'fhéidir gur cheart dóibh an chóisir a chur ar cealmaybe we could go for a walk b'fhéidir go bhféadfaimis dul ar shiúlóidmaybe wait a day or two? b'fhéidir fanacht lá nó dhó?Would you like something? A coffee, maybe? An bhféadfainn rud éigin a fháil duit? Caife, cuir i gcás? 5 adverb expressing a concessionb'fhéidir  c m umaybe I'm a bit jealous b'fhéidir go bhfuil beagán éada orm, seans go bhfuil beagán éada ormmaybe you're right b'fhéidir go bhfuil an ceart agata yellow card, maybe, but it was never a red cárta buí, b'fhéidir, ach níorbh aon chárta dearg é 6 adverb expressing a polite requestmaybe you could send me a copy, please? b'fhéidir go bhféadfá cóip a chur chugam, más é do thoil é?; ar mhiste leat cóip a chur chugam, le do thoil?maybe someone can help me? ar mhiste le duine éigin cabhrú liom?, an dtiocfadh le duine éigin cuidiú liom?, ní fheadar an bhféadfainn lámh chúnta a fháil? 7 adverb explaining what sometimes also happensb'fhéidir  c m uI take some potatoes and maybe some vegetables bíonn roinnt prátaí agam agus b'fhéidir roinnt glasraí
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8 noun neither yes or noní fheadarb'fhéidir  c m ub'fhéidir é  c m ufour yeses and two maybes ceithre 'is ea' agus dhá 'b'fhéidir'there were too many ifs, buts and maybes bhí an iomarca siar is aniar annI want no ifs, buts or maybes ná cloisim aon má-anna, ach-anna nó b'fhéidir-eacha 9 noun informal expressing a possibilitythat's a maybe - not a must is rud é sin a d'fhéadfaí a dhéanamh ach nach gá a dhéanamh
phrases

as soon as maybe

chomh luath in Éirinn agus is féidira luaithe is féidira thúisce is féidir

that's as maybe

bíodh sin mar atábíodh sin amhlaidhb'fhéidir é