Translation of "fact" - English-Russian dictionary


noun uk /fækt/ us

A2 something that you know is true, exists, or has happened

факт, обстоятельство
I'm not angry that you drove my car, it's just the fact that you didn't ask me first.
No decision will be made until we know all the facts.
He knew for a fact (= was certain) that Natalie was lying.

B2 real events and experiences, not things that are imagined

истина, реальность
It's hard to separate fact from fiction in what she says.
in fact/in actual fact/as a matter of fact

B1 used to emphasize what is really true

на самом деле, в действительности
I was told there were some tickets left, but in actual fact they were sold out.

B2 used when giving more information about something

в сущности, к тому же
"Is Isabel coming?" "Yes. As a matter of fact, she should be here soon."
the fact (of the matter) is

B2 used to tell someone that something is the truth

по правде говоря
I wouldn't usually ask for your help, but the fact is I'm desperate.

(Translation of “fact” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)