Definition of 'actually'
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Eighteen of the programmes reached the airwaves before the producers actually listened to one. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We actually think it is one of the safest things you can do. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We actually really want to help each other. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Because some of the nutty ones are actually fine. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is the difference between the amount of tax that should be collected and the amount that actually is. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Which is fairly astonishing given that they haven't actually been used. The Sun (2016)It was a massive success, and afterwards he told me that it was actually really good fun. The Sun (2016)I think actually it is a case study in populism and what is wrong with it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That means investing in things that we actually use now, not grandiose schemes whose completion is years away but which eat up capital today. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It doesn't mean playing bad rugby - just being actually smart against them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You know to use actually as little as actually possible. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)You actually just get a run at it. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That phrase used to be attached to something one might actually feel guilty about enjoying. Christianity Today (2000)Will this one actually amount to something? Times, Sunday Times (2008)No-one would actually use that many acronyms. Times, Sunday Times (2012)What actually happened was just the opposite. Plane Speaking - a personal view of aviation history (1991)No one actually knows what he does. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Failing to detain him could actually amount to abuse. The Sun (2010)My fear is that these drugs of last resort are actually used quite early on. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It must have been all theoretical because no one had actually fought in these conditions before. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)Could the recipients actually earn that amount in the work place? The Sun (2013)It goes without saying that consumers should only pay for energy that they actually use. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Dressing like an awards statue is no guarantee you will actually win one. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Well, it actually happened to me at the weekend. The Sun (2009)Sounds grim, actually really quite nice. Times, Sunday Times (2012)No. Most of them actually really like the wrong book. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Well, actually just a lipstick and my phone. Times, Sunday Times (2016)People may think that your feet don't really matter but actually they made me feel really depressed. The Sun (2012)I actually think the real pleasure is in getting better at it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In all cases, promotion is not just informing but actually seeking to improve and enhance the buying experience. LIVING ON THE FAULT LINE, REVISED EDITION (2002) Well, actually it is not. The Sun (2016) Well, actually, only one of them wants to do that. The Sun (2012)
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Translations for 'actually'
British English: actually /ˈæktʃʊəlɪ/ ADVERB
You use actually to indicate that a situation exists or that it is true.
I grew bored and actually fell asleep for a few minutes.
- American English: actually
- Arabic: في الواقِع
- Brazilian Portuguese: na verdade
- Chinese: 实际地
- Croatian: zapravo
- Czech: vlastně
- Danish: faktisk
- Dutch: werkelijk
- European Spanish: en realidad
- Finnish: oikeastaan
- French: en fait
- German: tatsächlich
- Greek: πραγματικά
- Italian: realmente
- Japanese: 実際に
- Korean: 실제로
- Norwegian: faktisk
- Polish: faktycznie
- European Portuguese: na verdade
- Romanian: realmente
- Russian: фактически
- Spanish: en realidad
- Swedish: faktiskt
- Thai: อย่างที่เกิดขึ้นตามจริง
- Turkish: aslında
- Ukrainian: насправді
- Vietnamese: thực ra
Definition of actually from the Collins English Dictionary
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