Translation of "exactly" - English-Japanese dictionary


adverb uk /ɪɡˈzækt·li/ us /ɪɡˈzækt·li/

A2 used when you are giving or asking for information that is completely correct

What exactly is the problem?
The train got in at exactly ten o’clock.

B1 used to make stronger what you are saying

I found a dress that’s exactly the same colour as my shoes.

something you say when you agree completely with someone

‘Surely they should have told us about this problem sooner?’ ‘Exactly.’
not exactly

used to say that something is not completely true

‘Did you give her your book?’ ‘Not exactly – I lent it to her.’

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