Significado de “actually” - en el Diccionario Inglés

actually en inglés británico

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uk /ˈæk.tʃu.ə.li/ us /ˈæk.tʃu.ə.li/

actually adverb (IN FACT)

A2 in fact or really:

I didn't actually see her - I just heard her voice.
So what actually happened?

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actually adverb (SURPRISE)

B1 used in sentences in which there is information that is in some way surprising or the opposite of what most people would expect:

I didn't like him at first, but in the end I actually got quite fond of him.
I'm one of the few people who doesn't actually like champagne.
humorous Don't tell me he actually paid for you!

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actually adverb (SAYING NO)

B2 used as a way of making a sentence slightly more polite, for example when you are expressing an opposing opinion, correcting what someone else has said, or refusing an offer:

"Alexander looks like he'd be good at sports." "Actually, he's not."
Actually, Gavin, it was Tuesday of last week, not Wednesday.
"Do you mind if I smoke?" "Well, actually, I'd rather you didn't."

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(Definición de actually del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

actually en inglés americano

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actuallyadverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈæk·tʃu·ə·li/

used to say that something is true, esp. when the true situation may not be known:

We actually had a hard time moving the sofa.

Actually is often used when you want to emphasize that something is surprising or unusual:

He actually expected me to pay for his dinner.

(Definición de actually del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)