Quick answer
"Likely" is an adjective which is often translated as "probable", and "probable" is an adjective which is also often translated as "probable". Learn more about the difference between "likely" and "probable" 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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probable(
pra
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buh
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buhl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (likely)
a. probable
Analysts disagree about the probable outcome of a raise in interest rates.Los analistas no están de acuerdo sobre el resultado probable de un aumento en las tasas de interés.
b. posible
A probable reason for the attack was the desire to control shipping routes.Una razón posible del ataque fue el deseo de controlar las rutas de navegación.
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