Learn JLPT N4 Grammar (kamo shirenai)

Meaning

might; perhaps; indicates possibility

How to use

Verb (casual form)かも
かもしれない
かもしれません
い-adjective
な-adjective
Noun

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

(kamo shirena) is used to indicate a possibility.

  • something “might ~”
  • something “maybe ~”

To be more polite, use (kamo shiremasen).

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

JLPT grammar かもしれない (kamo shirenai)  - Learn Japanese

- Example Sentences

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Example #1

むずかしいかも。
muzukashii kamo.
This might be a bit difficult.
Example #2

そうかもしれない。
sou kamo shirenai.
That may be the case. / you may be right.
Example #3

びょうきかもしれない。
byouki kamo shirenai.
I might be sick..
Example #4

ごごからあめがふるかもしれない。
gogo kara ame ga furu kamo shirenai.
It might start raining in the afternoon.
Example #5

こんしゅう、たいふうがくるかもしれない。
konshuu, taifuu ga kuru kamo shirenai.
A typhoon might be coming this week.
Example #6

とちゅうであめがふるかもしれないから、かさをもっていきましょう。
tochuu de ame ga furu kamoshirenai kara, kasa wo motte ikimashou.
It might rain on our way there, so let's bring our umbrellas.
Example #7

てんしょくするかもしれません。
tenshoku suru kamo shiremasen.
I might be changing jobs.
Example #8

はしればしゅうでんにまにあうかもしれません。
hashireba shuuden ni mani au kamo shiremasen.
If I run I might make the last train.
Example #9

とうちゃくがおそくなるかもしれません。
touchaku ga osoku naru kamoshiremasen.
My arrival might be a bit delayed.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
難しいむずかしいdifficult
かも・かもしれないmaybe; might
病気びょうきsickness
午後ごごafternoon
雨が降るあめがふるto rain
来週らいしゅうnext week
台風たいふうtyphoon
途中でとちゅうでin the middle of; on the way
かさumbrella
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
到着とうちゃくarrival
遅いおそいslow; late

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