This is a word that English speakers use A LOT. The definition in the picture illustrates one meaning, but there is also another one: to emphasize or contradict something. For example: He actually believed her!
Actually is often confused with actuellement in French, which means « now ». So don’t forget, this is a false friend!
Here are some examples of how to use actually in English:
- He actually told her he was vegan!
- Actually, I’m not sure that’s right, here let me check.
- Go left, actually, no, go right.
- Did you hear that Vanessa actually told her boss to shut up?!
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