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Portuguese translation of “actually”

actually

adverb
 
/ˈæk·tʃu·əl·i/
A2 used when you are saying what is true about a situation
na realidade, na verdade
He didn’t actually say anything important. So what actually happened?
B1 used to emphasize that something surprising is true
mesmo, até, realmente
A friend of mine was actually at the same concert – I hadn’t seen her for years!
used to politely correct someone
na verdade
“You never told me.” “Actually, I did.” She’s Mexican, actually, not Puerto Rican. “Can I borrow $20?” “Actually, no, sorry.”
(Definition of actually from the Cambridge English-Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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