French translation of 'really'
1. (for emphasis) vraiment
I’m very sorry. I really am. Je suis désolé. Vraiment désolé.
I really, really enjoyed it. Je me suis vraiment beaucoup amusé.
2. (= very) (with adjective or adverb) vraiment
She’s really nice. Elle est vraiment sympathique.
It was really good. C’était vraiment bon.
I know her really well. Je la connais vraiment bien.
3. (= in actual fact) vraiment
He didn’t really love her. Il ne l’aimait pas vraiment.
What was really going on? Que se passait-il en réalité ?
4. (to soften a negative statement)
not really pas vraiment
“Do you want to go?” — “Not really.” « Tu veux y aller ? » — « Pas vraiment. »
I’m not really surprised. Ça ne me surprend pas vraiment.
5. (expressing disbelief, surprise or interest) ah bon ?
“I’m learning German.” — “Really?” « J’apprends l’allemand. » — « Ah bon ? »
“You look lovely.” — “Do you really think so?” « Tu es ravissante. » — « Vraiment ? Tu trouves ? »
6. (expressing annoyance) enfin
really! mais enfin !
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Example Sentences Including 'really'
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We cannot really know how fast the impact will occur.MANAGING FOR RESULTS (1986)
It sums up our band really well.The Sun (2014)
It was something small but something which could really show their taste and the funds they had available.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
My life is not really that wild.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
My life really revolves around my family.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Settled couples agree on new goals for the partnership and feel really close again.The Sun (2017)
The quality of the food on site was a really nice surprise.The Sun (2011)
This is a really good quality dried egg pasta.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
This new sitcom lifts the lid on what life is really like for unemployed twentysomethings.The Sun (2010)
What people really want is balance and calm.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
You look beyond surface appearances and see people as they really are.The Sun (2016)
You really feel that people want to hear music again.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Do you really think it wise to attack them here and when we are so evidently outnumbered?Man of Honour (2007)
He is training really well and he has pace and ability.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
So there we were thinking it really could not get any better.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
That's all I can really say.The Sun (2014)
Their goals were two blips in a really good game for us.The Sun (2016)
This is why so few presenters say what they really think.The Sun (2017)
What we have done is given ourselves a really good chance of doing something.The Sun (2012)
The thing that has really surprised me is a waning of interest in gorgeous things.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
They really do say that, and it's all over very quickly.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Stir really well and spoon into your loaf tin.PCOS DIET BOOK: How you can use the nutritional approach to deal with polycystic ovary syndrome (2002)
Here we find out what life is really like behind the bright lights.The Sun (2007)
She added that artists are 'really, really lucky if they have three years.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The money gave us the opportunity to become more involved in the things we were really interested in.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The range of finds coming from it tell us this is something really special.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
There is something really nice about bringing those two seemingly opposite worlds together.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They're really honest and say it exactly how it is.The Sun (2016)
This is no great surprise, really.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
You're not really interested in how diverse the fire brigade is.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Your judgement is better so you know who really has your interests at heart.The Sun (2010)
What is different about what "brighter" people really do when confronted with a problem?The Developing Child (7th edn.) (1995)
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Translation of really from the Collins English to French Dictionary