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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “likely”

likely

adjective     /ˈlaɪ.kli/
describes something that will probably happen or is expected
很可能的,可能要发生的
Do remind me because I'm likely to forget.
一定要提醒我,因为我可能会忘记。
What's the likely outcome of this whole business?
整个事件可能会出现什么结果?
I suppose that might happen but it's not very likely.
我认为那样的事也许会发生,但可能性不大。
[+ that] It's quite likely that we'll be in Spain this time next year.
明年的这个时候我们很可能会在西班牙。
informal "Do you want to join me on a ten-mile run?" "Not likely (= certainly not)!"
你想和我一起参加一个10英里赛跑吗?”“不可能!”
→ Opposite unlikelyPossible and probable
as likely/like as not probably
很可能
As likely as not, she'll end up in court over this problem.
关于这个问题她最终很可能会诉诸法律。
Possible and probable
(Definition of likely adjective from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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