how to say “usually” in Hebrew

בְּדֶרֶךְ כְּלָל, בְּאֹפֶן כְּלָלִי

Yesterday we saw that דרך means path or way, as well as through. To create a term for usually, Modern Hebrew put together the words בדרך on a path and כלל – general, so that usually is בדרך כלל – on path of general. This is similar to the Spanish generalmente – usually.

For example:

היא בדרך כלל מגיעה בזמן.

She usually arrives on time.

Another way of saying generally is באופן כללי – literally, in a general manner. Whereas בדרך כלל refers to what usually happens, באופן כללי refers more to generalizations. It’s less generally and more in general or generally speaking.

For example:

באופן כללי הוא דואג לבריאות שלו.

Generally speaking he takes care of his health.

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