US: /ˈækˌtʃuəɫi/, /ˈækʃəɫi/, /ˈæktʃɫi/
English Vietnamese dictionary
- phó từ
- thực sự, quả thật, đúng, quả là
- hiện tại, hiện thời, hiện nay
- ngay cả đến và hơn thế
Advanced English dictionary
1 used in speaking to emphasize a fact or a comment, or that sth is really true: Well, what did she actually say? + It's not actually raining at the moment. + That's the only reason I'm actually going. + There are lots of people there who can actually help you. + I didn't want to say anything without actually reading the letter first.
2 used to show a contrast between what is true and what sb believes, and to show surprise about this contrast: It was actually quite fun after all. + The food was not actually all that expensive. + Our turnover actually increased last year.
3 used to correct sb in a polite way: We're not American, actually. We're Canadian. + Actually, it would be much more sensible to do it later. + They're not married, actually.
4 used to get sb's attention, to introduce a new topic or to say sth that sb may not like, in a polite way: Actually, I'll be a bit late home. + Actually, I'm busy at the moment-can I call you back? - ACTUAL
really, in reality, in fact, in actuality, in point of fact, in truth, absolutely, as a matter of fact, indeed, truly, literally:
The interest rates actually charged by banks may vary from those quoted publicly.
Concise English dictionary
+in actual fact
+used to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated; surprisingly
+as a sentence modifier to add slight emphasis
+at the present moment