In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(probable)(outcome/winner) probableshe's a likely choice — tiene muchas posibilidades de que la elijan
- I prepared for the most likely questions — preparé las preguntas que era más probable que me hicieran
- rain is likely — es posible / probable que llueva
- how likely is it that they'll come? — ¿qué probabilidades hay de que vengan?
- to be likely to + inf
- it is likely to be a tough match — lo más probable es que sea un partido difícil
- are you likely to be in tomorrow? — ¿estarás en casa mañana?
- they're not very likely to agree — no es muy probable que acepten
- An committee spokeswoman said it was likely that the York office would be closed by the end of the year.
- In the event of a pandemic, it is likely that only infected people will be given the antivirals.
- We are still finalising the design but it is likely that these specific premises will be affected.
- It is likely that any sanctions will be limited to travel bans and freezing of overseas accounts.
- It is likely that O'Hara will be the only member of that side selected for Walker Cup duty.
- It is likely that many Australian homes do not even have a Bible, and those that do, leave it unread.
- A pathologist said it was likely that the boy had the condition for several days.
- If the legs move at each strain it is likely that the cow will calve without too much trouble.
- All being well, it is likely that we'll see Hedgehunter back to challenge next year.
- If the London bid fails then it is likely that a decision on an alternative host city will be made by next spring.
- It is likely that there are other chaperones that function in a similar manner.
- It is likely that most of the conspirators had details of the plot drip-fed to them as the need arose.
- It is likely that many staff are already helping disabled customers as a matter of course.
- In that event it is likely that our own government will commit British troops in support.
- It is likely that the coverage achieved in other surveillance systems is similar or lower.
- It is likely that the unit will be based in their new control trailer, which is due to be completed next month.
- It is likely that only some of our sample will agree to participate in the research.
- It is likely that the various schemes would be paid for with a mix of public cash and private investment.
- Priest's conclusion was that it was likely that the metal was present in the food chain.
- If there were fewer drug addicts, it is likely that there would be fewer criminal offences.
2(promising)she's the most likely applicant — es la candidata con más posibilidades
- here's a likely-looking customer — aquí viene un posible cliente
- this is a likely place to find a telephone — aquí tiene que haber un teléfono
1maybe she's gone out — quite likely/more than likely — quizás haya salido — es lo más probable/con seguridad
- We thought, if we could get just one wall, it was likely we'd be able to hold on to it.
- I explained it was most likely the blonde hair making my skin colour look different in contrast.
- The case for affirmative action in Bermuda has likely been set back by years.
- Even if moving toward songwriting made it more likely I could cross over to the mainstream.
- She thanked her supporters for running a "gentlemanly" campaign, but, she said, taking the high road on the campaign trail likely cost her votes.
- Now, it seems increasingly likely that you will soon topple sideways off the sofa arm and into the bin.
- By the laws of probability, the culprit was most likely an obnoxious American tourist.
- Quite likely you'll end up with a broken arm, and at your age it will be a nasty break indeed.
- On overseas pitches he has at times been the only Indian likely to get any wickets at all.
- More than likely they'll do this via the telecommunications grid through a phone socket.
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