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An example use of mai in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:
“… hieß wohl ende april anfang mai das kann …”
the word mai occurs in german on average 61.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.