Bedeutung von “actually” im Essential American English Dictionary


adverb us /ˈæk·tʃu·ə·li/

A2 used when you are saying what is true about a situation:

He didn’t actually say anything important.
So what actually happened?

B1 used to emphasize that something surprising is true:

A friend from college was actually at the same concert – I hadn’t seen her in years!

used to politely correct or say no to someone:

“You never told me.” “Actually, I did.”
She’s Mexican, actually, not Puerto Rican.
“Can I borrow $20?” “Actually, no, sorry.”

(Definition von “actually” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)