How to Use “大概(dà gài)” and “大约(dà yuē)”

How to Use “大概(dà gài)” and “大约(dà yuē)”
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How to Use “大概(dà gài)” and “大约(dà yuē)”
Teacher : Jenie Cao

大概 and 大约can be used to speculate or estimate a thing that is likely to happen and can be translated as “probably”.

大概 can be used alone as a noun to mean the general idea or broad outline. Also, we can use 大概 with 的 as an adjective to mean “general”, “rough”, or “approximate”.大约cannot be used like this.

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