JLPT N4 Grammar (kamo shirenai)


might; perhaps; indicates possibility

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Verb (casual form)かも
kamo shirenai かもしれない かもしれない jlpt n4 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (kamo shirenai). Meaning: might; perhaps; indicates possibility.

To be more polite, use (kamo shiremasen).

To be more casual, you can just use (kamo).

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Example #1

muzukashii kamo.
This might be a bit difficult.
Example #2

sou kamo shirenai.
That may be the case. / you may be right.
Example #3

byouki kamo shirenai.
I might be sick..
Example #4

gogo kara ame ga furu kamo shirenai.
It might start raining in the afternoon.
Example #5

konshuu, taifuu ga kuru kamo shirenai.
A typhoon might be coming this week.
Example #6

tochuu de ame ga furu kamoshirenai kara, kasa o motte ikimashou.
It might rain on our way there, so let's bring our umbrellas.
Example #7

tenshoku suru kamo shiremasen.
I might be changing jobs.
Example #8

hashireba shuuden ni mani au kamo shiremasen.
If I run I might make the last train.
Example #9

touchaku ga osoku naru kamoshiremasen.
My arrival might be a bit delayed.

Vocabulary List

かも・かもしれないmaybe; might
雨が降るあめがふるto rain
来週らいしゅうnext week
途中でとちゅうでin the middle of; on the way
持つもつto have; to hold
転職てんしょくto change jobs
走るはしるto run
終電しゅうでんlast train
間に合うまにあうto make in time
遅いおそいslow; late

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