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"Indeed" is an adverb which is often translated as "ciertamente", and "actually" is an adverb which is often translated as "realmente". Learn more about the difference between "indeed" and "actually" below.
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (truly)
a. ciertamente
The formal ball was indeed a very classy event.El baile de gala ciertamente fue un evento muy elegante.
b. de verdad
It was an excellent meal, indeed!¡Fue una comida excelente de verdad!
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actually(
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (really)
a. realmente
Will people actually be able to live on Mars?¿Las personas realmente podrán vivir en Marte?
b. en realidad
I'm not actually sure where we're supposed to meet.En realidad no estoy segura dónde se supone que nos encontremos.
2. (for emphasis)
a. realmente
I can't believe we're actually on vacation!¡No puedo creer que realmente estamos de vacaciones!
b. de verdad
I can't believe you actually ate a grasshopper!¡No puedo creer que de verdad comiste un chapulín!
3. (exactly)
a. exactamente
What did your father actually say to you?¿Qué te dijo exactamente tu papá?
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