may (auxiliary, with an infinitive) (expresses a possibility, never a permission)
Das mag ja alles stimmen. – “That may all be true.”
to be hesitant to (auxiliary, in negation, with an infinitive) (do something)
Ich mag sie nicht fragen. – “I'm hesitant to ask her.”
may . (auxiliary, in the present subjunctive, with an infinitive) (paraphrases the optative)
Möge die Macht mit dir sein. — “May the Force be with you.”
to want (transitive, in the past subjunctive)
Ich möchte keinen Käse. – “I don't want cheese.”
to want to; would like to; to wish to (auxiliary, in the past subjunctive, with an infinitive) (do something)
Ich möchte sie nicht fragen. — “I don't want to ask her.”
About German Verb "mögen"
The German verb mögen is one of a handfule of important verbs known as Modal verbs. Our data on the German verb mögen comes from many different sources and is verified through secondary sources like Duden. The different colors in our verb conjugation chart represent certain morphological transformations. These verb cojugations are derived algorithmically.