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"Es probable que" is a phrase which is often translated as "it's probable that", and "indicativo" is an adjective which is often translated as "indicative". Learn more about the difference between "es probable que" and "indicativo" 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. (demonstrative)
a. indicative
La caída de la cotización de las acciones es indicativa de la desconfianza que existe.The fall in stock prices is indicative of the current lack of confidence.
2. (grammar)
a. indicativo
La frase "ella canta" está en el modo indicativo.The sentence "she sings" is in the indicative mood.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (grammar)
a. indicative
En español el indicativo me resulta mucho más fácil que el subjuntivo.I find the indicative much easier than the subjunctive in Spanish.
4. (radio)
a. call sign
La policía llamó por radio a la oficina central y dio su indicativo: delta, romeo, tres, dos.The police officer radioed headquarters and gave her call sign: delta, romeo, three two.
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