In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(circunstancia)possibilityno se ha descartado esa posibilidad — we haven't ruled out that possibility
- hay que estudiar todas las posibilidades — we have to explore all the possibilities / options
- hemos previsto todas las posibilidades — we have anticipated every eventuality
- posibilidad de + inf — chance of-ing
- ¿qué posibilidad(es) tiene de ganar? — what chance does she have / what are her chances of winning?
- tiene muchas posibilidades de salir elegido — he has a good chance of being elected
- hay pocas posibilidades de encontrarlo con vida — there is little chance of finding him alive
- posibilidad de que + subj
- esto aumenta las posibilidades de que gane — this makes it more likely that he will win
- existe la posibilidad de que estés equivocado — it's just possible that you're wrong
2posibilidades feminine plural(medios económicos)meansgente que vive dentro de/más allá / por encima de sus posibilidades — people who live within/beyond their means
- eso está por encima de mis posibilidades — I can't afford that
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