Translation of "actually" - English-Spanish dictionary


adverb uk /ˈæk·tʃu·əl·i/ us /ˈæk·tʃu·ə·li/

A2 used when you are saying what is true about a situation

en realidad
He didn’t actually say anything important.
So what actually happened?

B1 used to emphasize that something surprising is true

se usa para enfatizar un hecho sorprendente
A friend of mine was actually at the same concert – I hadn’t seen her for years!

used to politely correct someone

en realidad, de hecho
‘You never told me.’ ‘Actually, I did.’
She’s Mexican, actually, not Puerto Rican.
‘Can I borrow $20?’ ‘Actually, no, sorry.’

(Translation of “actually” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)