Translation of "generally" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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generallyadverb

uk /ˈdʒen.ə r.əl.i/ us /ˈdʒen.ə r.əl.i/

B2 considering the whole of someone or something, and not just a particular part of him, her, or it

大体上;总体上
Your health is generally good, but you do have a few minor problems. 总的来说你身体状况不错,但有些小毛病。
He wants more money to be given to the arts generally. 他希望各艺术门类都能得到更多的资金。
I shall now develop my previous point more generally (= to say more about what it includes). 现在我将就上一点展开更加全面的论述。

B1 usually, or in most situations

通常;一般地;大多数情况下
The baby generally wakes up three times during the night. 通常这个婴儿会在夜间醒3次。
Well, generally speaking (= in most situations), it's quicker on public transport. 这个嘛,大多数情况下,乘坐公共交通工具要快得多。

B2 by most people, or to most people

普遍地;广泛地
It was generally believed at the time that both men were guilty. 当时普遍认为这两名男子都有罪。
The proposal has received a generally favourable reaction. 人们对这项提议的反应是普遍赞成。

More examples

  • Lack of experience will generally count against you in an interview.
  • In my experience, people generally smile back if you smile at them.
  • Vegetables are generally low in calories.
  • You get the odd person who's rude to you but they're generally quite helpful.
  • This disease doesn't generally respond to treatment.

(Translation of “generally” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)