Quick answer
"Likely" is an adjective which is often translated as "probable", and "potential" is an adjective which is often translated as "potencial". Learn more about the difference between "likely" and "potential" below.
likely(
layk
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li
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (probable)
a. probable
It's likely to snow tonight.Es probable que nieva esta noche.
2. (suitable)
a. adecuado
George is the likely choice to be our next coach.George es la elección adecuada para ser nuestro próximo entrenador.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (without much doubt)
a. probablemente
You'll likely hear the pop star's new hit before the end of the month.Probablemente se escuchará el nuevo éxito de la estrella de pop antes del fin de mes.
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potential(
po
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tehn
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shuhl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (possible)
a. potencial
There's a potential client for our house.Hay un cliente potencial para nuestra casa.
b. en potencia
My cousin is a potential singer. I'm sure he'll be a star.Mi primo es un cantante en potencia. Estoy segura de que será una estrella.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (capacity)
a. 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).
We want to develop each student's potential at this school.Queremos desarrollar el potencial de cada estudiante en esta escuela.
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