かも知れない

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

This is a compound phrase of the adverbial particle plus the binding particle plus the negative potential non-past form of the verb 知る.

Particle[edit]

かも知れない ‎(hiragana かもしれない, romaji kamoshirenai)

  1. may, might, perhaps
    雨降 (あめふ)るかもしれない。
    Ame furu kamoshirenai.
    It may rain.