Quick answer
"Likelihood" is a noun which is often translated as "la probabilidad", and "possibility" is a noun which is often translated as "la posibilidad". Learn more about the difference between "likelihood" and "possibility" below.
likelihood
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (high chance)
a. la probabilidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The likelihood of running into someone you know in this small city is quite high.La probabilidad de toparse con alguien que conoces en esta ciudad pequeña es bastante alta.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
In all likelihood, Peter will be coming home by the end of the month.Lo más probable es que Peter venga a casa para fin de mes.
There's little likelihood that she will accept our offer - she's got a highly-paid job!Es poco probable que acepte nuestra oferta: tiene un trabajo con un muy buen sueldo.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (prospect)
a. la posibilidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Is there any possibility that you'll be home later today?¿Hay alguna posibilidad de que estés en casa hoy más tarde?
possibilities
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (potential)
a. las posibilidades
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Her business idea has great possibilities.Su idea de negocios tiene excelentes posibilidades.
b. el potencial
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
His invention has real possibilities for becoming a new form of transportation.Su invento tiene verdadero potencial de llegar a ser una nueva forma de transporte.
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