Translation of "actually" - English-Japanese dictionary


adverb uk /ˈæk·tʃu·əl·i/

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

本当は, 実際には
He didn’t actually say anything important.
So what actually happened?

B1 used to emphasize that something surprising is true

まさに, なんと
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.”

(Translation of “actually” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)