en general
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en general(
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (usually)
a. in general
En general, la gente está desencantada con la clase política.In general, people are disillusioned with the political class.
b. on the whole
El negocio va bien en general, pero no nos vendría mal una inyección de capital.The business is going well on the whole, but we could do with an injection of capital.
c. generally
Los niños se portaron en general bien, con solo alguna que otra rabieta.The children behaved generally well, with just the occasional tantrum.
d. generally speaking
En general, no me gusta pedir favores, pero se trata de un caso excepcional.Generally speaking, I don't like asking for favors, but this is an exceptional case.
e. in general terms
Puede decirse que nuestra sociedad es, en general, una sociedad libre.It can be said that ours is, in general terms, a free society.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
2. (in its entirety)
a. in general
Yo soy amante del cine en general y de las películas de suspense en particular.I'm very fond of cinema in general, and of thrillers in particular.
b. general
La campaña supone un intento de concienciar al público en general de los riegos de la obesidad.The campaign is an attempt to raise awareness among the general public on the risks of obesity.
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