An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (chiefly)
a. principalmente
I bought it online, mainly because it's cheaper that way.Lo compré en línea, principalmente porque así sale más barato.
b. fundamentalmente
We are mainly concerned about your grades, Kate.Fundamentalmente nos preocupan tus notas, Kate.
c. mayormente
What mainly worries me is whether or not we can afford to buy a home.Lo que me preocupa mayormente es si podremos algún día comprar una casa.
2. (for the most part)
a. en su mayoría
The students in my Spanish class are mainly Americans.Los estudiantes en mi clase de español son en su mayoría estadounidenses.
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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. (general)
a. principalmente
the accident was caused mainly by carelessnessla imprudencia fue la principal causa del accidente
the passengers were mainly Spanishlos pasajeros eran en su mayoría españoles
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mainly [ˈmeɪnlɪ]
1 (fundamentally) principalmente; fundamentalmente; (for the greater part) mayormente; principalmente
they have stayed together mainly because of their children han seguido juntos principalmente or fundamentalmente por sus hijos; he lives mainly in Paris vive mayormente or principalmente en París; it was mainly his idea fue mayormente or principalmente idea suya
she works mainly from home the flooding is mainly in the south it's mainly his earlier works that interest me He learned his English mainly from comic books Their kids seem to live mainly on junk food I think the fault is mainly mine sir she mainly wears pink or red I do my shopping mainly in the city centre
2 (in the majority) en su mayoría; en su mayor parte
her customers are mainly women sus clientes son en su mayoría or en su mayor parte mujeres
The houses are painted mainly in white
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