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10:49 Jul 11, 2000
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Vielleicht, vielleicht auch nich
marital status for kev
maggie
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Summary of answers provided
namaybe, maybe not
Elise Hendrick
naMaybe, or maybe notTadej Gregorcic
naMaybe, then again maybe notCami Townsend


  

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1 hr
Maybe, then again maybe not


Explanation:
???

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


Explanation:
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
PRO pts in pair: 12
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1 day1 hr
maybe, maybe not


Explanation:
Vielleicht, vielleicht auch nicht = maybe, maybe not

Elise Hendrick
United States
Local time: 18:12
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 24
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