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probably

adverb uk   /ˈprɒb.ə.bli/ us    /ˈprɑː.bə-/
A2 used to mean that something is very likely: I'll probably be home by midnight. I'm probably going - it depends on the weather. He probably didn't even notice. Probably the best thing to do is to call them before you go.
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in Korean 아마도…
in Arabic مِنَ المُحْتَمَل أنْ…
in Portuguese provavelmente…
in Catalan probablement…
in Japanese たぶん, おそらく, 十中八九…
in Italian probabilmente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 很可能, 大概…
in Russian вероятно…
in Turkish muhtemelen, olasılıkla…
in Chinese (Simplified) 很可能, 大概…
in Polish prawdopodobnie…
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