Quick answer
"Likely" is an adjective which is often translated as "probable", and "probably" is an adverb which is often translated as "probablemente". Learn more about the difference between "likely" and "probably" 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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probably(
pra
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buh
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bli
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (almost certainly)
a. probablemente
We'll probably go on vacation next month.Probablemente nos iremos de vacaciones el mes que viene.
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