real adjective (NOT IMAGINARY)
Assuring the patient that she has a real and not imaginary problem is the first step. 使病人确信她真的有病，并非杯弓蛇影，这是对她进行治疗的第一步。
real earnings, income, etc.
in real terms
- She has a real feel for language.
- Was King Arthur a real or a legendary character?
- Politicians these days are more interested in playing to the gallery than exercising real influence on world events.
- Most modern kings and queens rule their countries only in a formal way, without real power.
- The main political parties are merely shadow-boxing, instead of tackling the real economic problems facing this country.
real adjective (NOT FALSE)
for real B2 informal
- You can always tell a real bow tie from one that clips on.
- "Is that real fur on your collar?" "Certainly not - I only wear fake fur."
- Those flowers aren't real - they're made of plastic.
- George Orwell was a pseudonym - his real name was Eric Blair.
- It turned out that he wasn't a real doctor at all - he was just a sham.
real adjective (IMPORTANT)
The real difficulty was the language, because my children don't speak English. 真正的困难是语言问题，因为我的孩子们不会说英语。
- Knowledge of languages is a real asset in this sort of work.
- My one real vice is chocolate.
- Creativity, ingenuity and flair are the songwriter's real talents.
- The real disease affecting the country is inflation.
- The proposal was dismissed as a diversionary tactic intended to distract attention from the real problems.
real adjective (VERY GREAT)
He's a real gentleman. 他是位地道的绅士。
She was a real help. 她真是个难得的好帮手。
It's a real nuisance. 真是麻烦透顶。
- I get a real kick out of owning my own car.
- She picked up some real bargains in the sale.
- You were right about Pete - he's a real troublemaker.
- You gave us a real scare when you fainted, you know.
- It was a real culture shock to find herself in London after living on a small island.