Translation of "general" - English-Russian dictionary


adjective uk /ˈdʒenərəl/ us

B1 not detailed, but including the most basic or necessary information

общий, основной
These leaflets contain some general information about the school.
I've got a general idea of how it works.
MOST PEOPLE [ always before noun ]

B2 relating to or involving all or most people, things, or places

общий, повсеместный
There seems to be general agreement on this matter.
NOT LIMITED [ always before noun ]

B2 including a lot of things or subjects and not limited to only one or a few

общий, общего характера
general knowledge
in general

B2 considering the whole of someone or something, and not just a particular part of them

вообще, в целом
I still have a sore throat, but I feel much better in general.

B1 usually, or in most situations

обычно, как правило
In general, the weather here stays sunny.

(Translation of “general adjective” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)