"It will probably snow tomorrow."


November 25, 2017



Why is 会 used here?

November 25, 2017


会 can be used as a modal verb for the future tense with some degree of certainty, i think '会' (or some other modal verbs) is mandatory after '大概'

November 26, 2017


You can translate 会 to will in this case and many others. 我会去的/I will go. 那会起作用的/That will work.

November 26, 2017


It's often used when talking about the future (possibilities). Kind of like "may" or "might" in English I believe.

December 17, 2017


Exactly; I would think the "tomorrow" would be enough to imply the future.

January 7, 2018


And moreover, why would it be incorrect without it?

February 4, 2018


Where I am from, we only use 大概 for 'approximate'. We use 可能 or something along those lines for possibilities.

Saying, "明天下雪的可能性很大" is literally: The possibility of it snowing tomorrow is very great = it is probable that it will snow tomorrow.

Don't let the strict beta test answers get you down! Keep at it (:

December 18, 2017


Came here to say more or less the same thing. In this module, they are using 大概 for the English "probably" when most Mainlanders would use 可能. I have only heard 大概 used in expressions such as 我明白他大概的意思

June 15, 2018
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