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"Es probable que" is a phrase which is often translated as "it's probable that", and "futuro" is an adjective which is often translated as "future". Learn more about the difference between "es probable que" and "futuro" below.
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. it's probable that
¿Cree que es probable que el libro de papel desaparezca en un futuro próximo?Do you think it's probable that paper books will disappear in the near future?
b. it's likely that
Es probable que nuestros esfuerzos no sirvan de nada, pero al menos lo habremos intentado.It's likely that all our efforts will be for nothing, but we'll have tried at least.
c. it's likely to
Dijeron en la tele que es probable que mañana nieve.They said on TV that it's likely to snow tomorrow.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Mamá no está en el café, así que es probable que esté esperándonos en casa.Mom is not in the café, so she's probably waiting for us at home.
Si las Cortes votan en contra de la propuesta, es probable que el presidente dimita.The president is likely to resign if Parliament votes against his proposal.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (forthcoming)
a. future
Discutiremos los detalles del acuerdo en una fecha futura.We'll discuss the details of the contract at some future date.
b. to-be (bride, husband, father, etc.)
Manuela es mi futura esposa.Manuela is my bride-to-be.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (time after the present)
a. future
En el futuro, espero que se encuentre una solución eficaz al problema de la contaminación en la ciudad.In the future, I hope they find an effective solution to the problem of pollution in the city.
3. (outlook)
a. prospects
El nuevo empleo de mi hijo no está muy bien pagado, pero tiene mucho futuro para progresar.My son's new job doesn't pay very well, but it has good prospects for advancement.
4. (grammar)
a. future
El futuro se expresa en español con una flexión verbal o usando "ir" como auxiliar.The future is expressed in Spanish with a verb inflection or by using "ir" as an auxiliary.
b. future tense
Estamos aprendiendo a construir el futuro en clase de inglés.We're learning how to form the future tense in English class.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. future husband (masculine)
¿Ya conoces al futuro de Sandra?Have you met Sandra's future husband yet?
b. future wife (feminine)
¿No me presentas a tu futura?Aren't you going to introduce me to your future wife?
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (finance)
a. futures
A pesar de la turbulencia a corto plazo, los futuros siguen estables.Despite short term turbulence, futures remain stable.
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