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"Usually" is an adverb which is often translated as "por lo general", and "often" is an adverb which is often translated as "a menudo". Learn more about the difference between "usually" and "often" below.
usually(
yuzh
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li
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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. (customarily)
a. por lo general
Usually, the professor does not accept assignments after the due date.Por lo general, el profesor no acepta tareas después de la fecha de entrega.
b. usualmente
What time do you usually leave for work?¿A qué hora usualmente sales para el trabajo?
c. normalmente
We usually meet at three o'clock but today we're meeting a little later.Normalmente nos encontramos a las tres, pero hoy vamos a encontrarnos un poco más tarde.
d. generalmente
The food at that restaurant is usually pretty good.La comida en ese restaurante generalmente es bastante buena.
2. (commonly)
a. generalmente
That dog has four legs! - They usually do. ¡Ese perro tiene cuatro patas! - Generalmente es así.
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often(
af
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tihn
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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. (frequently)
a. a menudo
How often should you go to the dentist?¿Qué tan a menudo se debería ir al dentista?
b. frecuentemente
I know she visits him often.Sé que lo visita frecuentemente.
c. con frecuencia
I often go shopping after work.Voy de compras después de trabajar con frecuencia.
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