Bedeutung von “actually” im Essential English Dictionary

actually

adverb uk /ˈæktʃuəli/

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 of mine was actually at the same concert – I hadn’t seen her for years!

used to politely correct 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 Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)