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"Indeed" is an adverb which is often translated as "ciertamente", and "in fact" is a phrase which is often translated as "de hecho". Learn more about the difference between "indeed" and "in fact" below.
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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in fact(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (actually)
a. de hecho
That restaurant is closed. In fact, the other five locations have closed also. Ese restaurante ha cerrado. De hecho, los otro cinco locales han cerrado también.
b. en realidad
He doesn't hate her. In fact, he loves her. Él no la odia. En realidad, la quiere.
c. en efecto
He said he couldn't make it on time and, in fact, he was absent.Dijo que no llegaría a tiempo y, en efecto, estuvo ausente.
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