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?
4. (in fact)
a. de hecho
Did you like the play? I've read very bad reviews. - Actually, I thought it was great.¿Te gustó la obra? He leído muy malas críticas. - De hecho, me pareció estupenda.
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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. en realidad
what actually happened?¿qué ocurrió en realidad?
what she actually means is…lo que quiere decir en realidad es…
he actually believed me!¡me creyó y todo!
2. (in fact)
actually, I rather like itla verdad es que me gusta
actually, it WAS the right numberde hecho, sí que era el número correcto
I'm not sure, actuallypues… no estoy seguro
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actually [ˈæktjʊəlɪ]
1 (really) en realidad; realmente
she didn't actually see the accident en realidad no vio el accidente; no vio el accidente realmente; no one actually died en realidad no murió nadie; can computers actually create language? ¿pueden realmente crear un idioma los ordenadores?; inflation has actually fallen la inflación de hecho ha bajado; I never thought you'd actually do it! ¡jamás pensé que lo harías de verdad!
I'm not all that surprised, actually he actually died in exile, didn't he? I think that's pretty cheap actually I'm in the middle of writing an essay actually actually, it might be a good idea to leave it as it is I think you're wrong, actually that's what my father said actually eso mismo dijo mi padre, mira I didn't actually see her do it but ... nobody has actually admitted it it seems no one has actually met him although he always wanted to be a priest, he actually trained to be a teacher interest is only payable on the amount actually borrowed this load had actually been dispatched three months previously... Large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt she's actually speaking for an hour and a half... I wasn't actually there when it happened no one actually saw the shark I don't actually feel like going to the cinema I'm afraid I didn't actually post your letter I'm afraid I don't actually eat meat
2 (correcting, clarifying)
that's not true, actually bueno, eso no es cierto; actually, I don't know him at all pues la verdad, no lo conozco de nada; actually, you were quite right pues mira, de hecho tenías razón; "he earns £30,000 a year" — "£30,500, actually" —gana 30.000 libras al año —30.500 libras para ser exactos; actually, I didn't come here just to help you en realidad, no he venido sólo para ayudarte
actually, before I forget, she asked me to give you this "... that Italian girl" — "actually, she's French" "I bet you've never done that!" - "actually I have" "so it isn't a genuine Picasso?" — "well, actually, I think it is" "he's a schoolteacher" - "a university lecturer, actually"
3 (exactly) exactamente
what did he actually say? ¿qué es lo que dijo exactamente?
4 (for emphasis)
we actually caught a fish! ¡incluso or hasta pescamos un pez!; I was so bored I actually fell asleep! ¡me aburría tanto que de hecho me quedé dormido!; you only pay for the electricity you actually use solo pagas la electricidad que consumes
they've actually been signed by a record company! I was actually cruel sometimes
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