Translation of "actual" - English-Italian dictionary

actual

adjective uk /ˈæk·tʃu·əl/ us /ˈæk·tʃu·əl/

real, and not guessed or imagined

effettivo
We were expecting about 50 people, but the actual number was higher. Ci aspettavamo una cinquantina di persone, ma il numero effettivo era di più.
in actual fact UK

used to show what is really true, or to give more information

in realtà, effettivamente
I thought she was Portuguese, but in actual fact she’s Brazilian. Credevo che fosse portoghese, ma in realtà è brasiliana.

(Translation of “actual” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)