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perhaps(pəˈhæps; informal præps)
You use maybe or perhaps to indicate that something is possible, although you are not certain about it. There is no difference in meaning between these words.
Maybe is normally used only at the beginning of a clause.
Perhaps can be used in other positions in a clause.
Do not confuse maybe (/meɪbiː/) with may be (/meɪ biː/). May be is used in sentences such as 'He may be the best person for the job'.
|Adv.||1.||perhaps - by chance; "perhaps she will call tomorrow"; "we may possibly run into them at the concert"; "it may peradventure be thought that there never was such a time"|
perhaps[pəˈhæps] ADV → quizá(s), tal vez
perhaps he'll come → quizá or tal vez venga, a lo mejor viene
"will you be seeing her later?" - "perhaps" → -¿la vas a ver después? -a lo mejor or -tal vez or -puede que sí
perhaps not → puede que no
perhaps so → puede que sí, puede que así sea, quizá sea así
there were perhaps 50 people there → habría quizás unas 50 personas allí, puede que hubiese unas 50 personas allí
perhaps[ˈpræps pərˈhæps] adv → peut-être
a bit boring, perhaps → un peu ennuyeux, peut-être
Perhaps he's ill → Il est peut-être malade.
Perhaps God does not exist → Dieu existe peut-être., Peut-être que Dieu existe.
perhaps not → peut-être pas
perhaps so → peut-être que oui
perhaps he'll ... → peut-être qu'il ...