varbūt

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From var (can, may) +‎ būt (to be).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Particle[edit]

varbūt

  1. Used to express possibility, probability; perhaps, maybe, possibly
    viņš varbūt nekur nebrauksmaybe he will not go anywhere
    varbūt viss vēl būs labimaybe everything will still be OK
  2. Used to make a question or admirative exclamation weaker, less categoric; maybe, perhaps
    varbūt jūs novilktu mēteli?maybe you would take off (your) coat?
    atnāciet varbūt ap pulksten pieciem!come perhaps around five o'clock!

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