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Might with 〜かもしれない

かもしれない is a combination of the interrogative particle か (questioning), the inclusive particle も (“even”), and the verb ()る (“to know”) modified to the negative potential non-past (しれ)れない (“cannot be known”). Together, it means “cannot even be known whether”, which can be condensed to the word “might”.

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