Translation of "literally" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


adverb uk /ˈlɪt.ər.əl.i/ us /ˈlɪt̬.ɚ.əl.i/

B2 using the real or original meaning of a word or phrase

They were responsible for literally millions of deaths. 他們的確對數百萬人的死負有責任。
We live literally just round the corner from her. 我們住的地方離她那裡真的只需要轉一個彎。

If you translate literally, you translate each word in a text separately, without looking at how the words are used together in a phrase or sentence:

Translations that are done too literally often don't flow well or don't sound natural.

informal used to emphasize what you are saying

He missed that kick literally by miles. 他那一腳踢丟得確實相差好幾英里遠。
I was literally bowled over by the news. 我聽到這個消息真的驚呆了。

informal simply or just

Then you literally cut the sausage down the middle. 那麽你就從香腸的中間切開吧。

(Translation of “literally” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)