Spanish Word of the Day
Friday, April 05, 2013
probable adjective: likely
    Es muy probable. It’s very likely.
  • Don’t forget that if you want to express in Spanish how likely something is to happen, you will have to use a verb in the subjunctive form, so es probable que has to be followed by a verb in the subjunctive. It’s often translated using probably.
    Es muy probable. It’s very likely.
    Es probable que llegue tarde. He’ll probably arrive late.
  • Similarly, poco probable , meaning unlikely, is also followed by a verb in the subjunctive.
    Es muy probable. It’s very likely.
    Es probable que llegue tarde. He’ll probably arrive late.
    Es poco probable que venga. He’s unlikely to come.
  • Another common way of saying “probably” is to use lo mas probable es que followed by the subjunctive (word for word, the most likely thing is that...)
    Es muy probable. It’s very likely.
    Es probable que llegue tarde. He’ll probably arrive late.
    Es poco probable que venga. He’s unlikely to come.
    Lo más probable es que se haya olvidado. She probably forgot.
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