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まい
mai
Meanings
Auxiliary
probably isn't (doesn't, won't, etc.)

don't (doesn't) intend to, intend not to
must not, (when used in an imperative sentence) don't
Example sentences
相手チームはラインを越えさせまいとしたのです。Parts: 相手 (あいて), チーム (ティーム), ライン, 越える (こえる), まい, とする, のだ (んです)The other team tried to keep them from crossing the line.

そうしたところで君には何もなるまい。Parts: 然うした (そうした), (ところ), (きみ), には, 何も (なにも), 成る (なる), まいYou will gain nothing from doing that.

5ポンド紙幣をお持ちですか。Parts: ポンド, (かみ), (まい), 持つ (もつ), ですかDo you have a five-pound note?

このページのコピーを3枚とってください。Parts: 此の (この), (ページ), コピー, (まい), 撮る (とる), 下さい (ください)Faites trois copies de cette page s'il vous plaît.
Please make three copies of this page.

ベッドメーキングは毎日しますか。Parts: ベッドメイキング (ベッドメーキング), (まい), (ひ)Doit-on faire son lit tous les jours ?
Should I make my bed every day?

ダンサーの優美な舞は観衆を魅了した。Parts: ダンサー, 優美 (ゆうび), (まい), 観衆 (かんしゅう), 魅了 (みりょう)The dancer's graceful action charmed the audience.

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