The Alternative Armenian Dictionary: ընդհանրապես

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ընդհանրապես 〈əndhanrapes〉 Alternative forms: ընդհանրապէս 〈əndhanrapēs〉 {{hy-TAO}} etymology From modern xcl ընդհանրապէս 〈əndhanrapēs〉. pronunciation
  • (hy-E) [əndhɑnɾɑˈpɛs], (colloquial) [əntʰɑnɾɑˈpɛs], [ənˈtʰɑnɾɑpɛs]
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adverb: {{hy-adv}}
  1. in general, generally exampleԸնդհանրապես մարդիկ չեն սիրում ձմեռը։ People generally don't like winters.
  2. always, usually
  3. altogether, on the whole
  4. at all exampleԵս ընդհանրապես ոչինչ չհասկացա։ I did not understand anything at all.
In colloquial speech Russian вообще́ 〈voobŝé〉, pronounced as [vɑpʰˈʃɛ] and in very informal writing spelled as վաբշե 〈vabše〉, վապշե 〈vapše〉 or վափշե 〈vapʻše〉, is used instead.

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