Quick answer
"Likelihood" is a noun which is often translated as "la probabilidad", and "probability" is a noun which is also often translated as "la probabilidad". Learn more about the difference between "likelihood" and "probability" 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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probability
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (likelihood)
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).
You'll reduce the probability that you'll get sick if you wash your hands more often..Reducirás la probabilidad de enfermarte si te lavas las manos más a menudo.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Given how late he woke up, there's little probability that he'll get here on time.Dada la hora a la que se despertó, es poco probable que vaya a llegar aquí a tiempo.
In all probability, the project won't get approved because our budget is too small.Es muy probable que no aprueben el proyecto porque el presupuesto es demasiado pequeño.
2. (mathematics)
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).
What is the probability that I will get a six when I roll the die?¿Cuál es la probabilidad de sacar un seis cuando tiro el dado?
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