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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. (in general terms)
a. en general
I'm just speaking generally about the problem; I don't have specific examples.Estoy hablando en general del problema; no tengo ejemplos específicos.
2. (as a whole)
a. en general
There are a few things that I don't like about this model, but generally it is an excellent car.Hay algunas cosas que no me gustan de este modelo, pero en general es un coche excelente.
3. (usually)
a. generalmente
Irene generally arrives on time.Irene generalmente llega a tiempo.
b. por lo general
We generally have light refreshments at our meetings.Por lo general, nos sirven un refrigerio en las juntas.
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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. (taken overall)
a. en general
2. (as a general rule)
a. generalmente, por lo general
generally speakingen términos generales
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generally [ˈdʒenərəlɪ]
1 (on the whole) en general; en líneas generales
generally, the course is okay en general or en líneas generales el curso está bien; his account was generally accurate su relato fue en general or en líneas generales exacto; they broke the toys, fought, and generally misbehaved rompieron los juguetes, se pelearon y en general se portaron mal
2 (usually) generalmente; por lo general
we generally meet on Tuesdays generalmente or por lo general nos reunimos los martes
3 (widely) generalmente
a generally accepted definition una definición generalmente aceptada; una definición aceptada por casi todo el mundo; it is generally believed that ... la mayoría de la gente cree que ...; generalmente, se cree que ...; it's not yet generally available (on sale) no está todavía a la venta or en el mercado
it will be some years before the drug is generally available this material is generally available
generally speaking por lo general; en términos generales
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generally speaking
en términos generales
generally, I do not read at night
generalmente, no leo por la noche
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