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probable

English translation of probable

likely

The French word 'probable' is used in a similar context to the English word 'likely', indicating something that is very possible or expected to happen. Like its English counterpart, it can be used in a variety of situations, such as predicting the weather ('Il est probable qu'il va pleuvoir'), predicting an outcome ('Il est probable que nous gagnons'), or describing someone's behavioral tendencies ('Il est probable qu'il soit en retard').


Example sentences using: probable

C'est probablement une bonne idée.

English translation of C'est probablement une bonne idée.

It's probably a good idea.

In this example, 'probablement' is the adverb form of 'probable' and it is used to suggest that something is a good idea without absolute certainty.

Il est probable que je vais au magasin.

English translation of Il est probable que je vais au magasin.

It is likely that I am going to the store.

This sentence uses the word 'probable' to indicate likelihood or probability of the speaker going to the store.

Je pense qu'il est probable.

English translation of Je pense qu'il est probable.

I think it is likely.

In this sentence, the speaker expresses their opinion that something is probable or likely.

Il est fort probable que tu aies raison.

English translation of Il est fort probable que tu aies raison.

It is highly likely that you are right.

This phrase uses 'fort probable' to express a high degree of likelihood or certainty about someone being correct.

L'incident était probablement inévitable.

English translation of L'incident était probablement inévitable.

The incident was probably inevitable.

This sentence suggests that the incident was likely unavoidable, using 'probablement' which is the adverb of 'probable'.

C'est probable de gagner le match.

English translation of C'est probable de gagner le match.

It is likely to win the game.

The speaker indicates in this instance a high probability or likelihood of winning the game.

Il est probable que nous allons demenager.

English translation of Il est probable que nous allons demenager.

It is likely that we are going to move.

The phrase suggests a great likelihood of an upcoming event - in this case, moving house.

C'est une conclusion probable.

English translation of C'est une conclusion probable.

It is a likely conclusion.

In this phrase, 'probable' is used as an adjective to describe a conclusion that is likely or expected.

C'est probable qu'il parte en vacances.

English translation of C'est probable qu'il parte en vacances.

It's likely that he's going on vacation.

This sentence suggests a high likelihood of someone going on vacation.

Il n'est pas probable qu'il vienne demain.

English translation of Il n'est pas probable qu'il vienne demain.

It's not likely he will come tomorrow.

This phrase suggests a low possibility or unlikelihood of someone coming the next day, using the negative form 'n'est pas probable'.

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