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"Suele" is a form of "soler", an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to use to". "Usualmente" is an adverb which is often translated as "usually". Learn more about the difference between "usualmente" and "suele" below.
usualmente(
oo
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swahl
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mehn
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teh
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (habitually)
a. usually
El combustible usualmente se transporta en camiones cisterna.Fuel is usually transported in tankers.
b. normally
¿A qué hora cenas? - Usualmente a las nueve.What time do you have dinner? - Normally at nine.
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soler(
soh
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lehr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (with infinitive)
a. to use to (in past tense)
Solíamos irnos de vacaciones a San Sebastián.We used to go on vacation to San Sebastian.
b. to tend to
Suelen comer mucha comida rápida porque viajan mucho.They tend to eat a lot of fast food because they travel so much.
c. usually (as adverb)
Suele haber muchas fiestas en la playa durante el verano.There are usually a lot of parties on the beach in the summer.
d. to be in the habit of (with "-ing" form)
Sueles llegar a clase cinco minutos antes. ¿Qué ha pasado hoy?You're in the habit of getting to class five minutes early. What happened today?
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