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10:49 Jul 11, 2000
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Vielleicht, vielleicht auch nich
marital status for kev

Summary of answers provided
namaybe, maybe not
Elise Hendrick
naMaybe, or maybe not
Tadej Gregorcic
naMaybe, then again maybe not
Cami Townsend



1 hr
Maybe, then again maybe not


I'm not quite sure about the context here. Has there been an element of humor elsewhere in the text?

Cami Townsend
PRO pts in pair: 227
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4 hrs
Maybe, or maybe not

This does depend on the context, but the meaning should be the same regardless of the accompanying text.
The posted expression utters an uncertainty as to whether an event/notion can be regarded as true or false; however, it may merely represent a kind of "fooling around", as in "Would you marry me? - Maybe, or maybe not", or as the previous poster has already stated, "Maybe, but then again, maybe not.".

Tadej Gregorcic
Native speaker of: Native in SlovenianSlovenian
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1 day 1 hr
maybe, maybe not

Vielleicht, vielleicht auch nicht = maybe, maybe not

Elise Hendrick
United States
Local time: 11:26
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 24
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