wahrscheinlich

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Mid-17th century, from Dutch waarschijnlijk (1540), itself a loan translation of French vraisemblable and/or Latin verisimilis (probable). Analysable as wahr (true) +‎ scheinen (to seem) +‎ -lich (-ly), thus “trueseemly, trueseeming”. Cognate to German Low German wohrschynlik.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vaː(ɐ̯)ˈʃaɪ̯nlɪç/
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Adjective[edit]

wahrscheinlich (comparative wahrscheinlicher, superlative am wahrscheinlichsten)

  1. likely, probable, plausible
    Die wahrscheinliche Ursache des Fehlers wurde heute ermittelt.
    The probable reason of failure was determined today.

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

wahrscheinlich

  1. probably, likely
    Wahrscheinlich regnet es heute Nachmittag.
    It will probably rain this afternoon.