In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(improbable)(outcome/victory) improbable(outcome/victory) poco probablethat is highly / most unlikely — eso es muy poco probable
- it's unlikely to cost more than $50 — es difícil / poco probable que cueste más de 50 dólares
- he's unlikely to win — tiene pocas probabilidades de ganar
- they're unlikely to agree — es poco probable que acepten
- in the unlikely event that I win the race — en el caso improbable de que ganara la carrera
- Cunnah is unlikely to let something like a labour dispute distract him from the job in hand.
- But despite those scores, at this stage Rostrevor were looking increasingly unlikely to lose.
- He has stated that 2001-02 will be his final season and seems highly unlikely to change his mind.
- This fact reveals why it is unlikely that true memory could have evolved in plants.
- I had hoped that you might make the same attempt, but that seems increasingly unlikely at this point.
- It is possible but highly unlikely that he could compel his victim to attend the trial.
- Officials now say it's possible that Discovery could lift off on Sunday but that appears pretty unlikely.
- Certainly something which would have been extremely unlikely to happen in the past.
- Colombian diplomatic sources say it is unlikely that any of the three went to Cuba.
- They are most unlikely to succeed in winning a UN mandate for pre-emptive action.
- There are historical reasons why I am like this, and I am most unlikely to change.
- We find this explanation unlikely for three reasons.
- The club are in negotiations with Ellis and Wakefield but a deal now appears increasingly unlikely.
- The combination makes it very unlikely so you have to make do with just this!
- The computer's voice interjected smugly, "That threat is extremely unlikely to succeed’.
- Something that would be highly unlikely to happen, at least with a modicum of due diligence by the pilot.
- Other recent developments within ITV have confirmed that this scenario is unlikely to occur.
- Business models focused on advertising in the spirit of broadcasting are therefore very unlikely to succeed.
- Other factors add to this to make it extremely unlikely.
- Labour certainly look unlikely to benefit from a new system.
2(far-fetched)(story/explanation) inverosímil(explanation/story) increíblethat sounds highly unlikely — eso me parece totalmente inverosímil
3(odd, unexpected)insólitohe was given the unlikely name of Horatio — le pusieron el insólito nombre de Horatio
- they make an unlikely couple — forman una extraña pareja
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