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British English: /ˈaktʃʊəli/
American English: /ˈæk(t)ʃ(u)əli/

Translation of actually in French:


  • 1 (contrary to expectation)
    en fait
    their profits have actually risen
    en fait, leurs bénéfices ont augmenté
    he's actually a very good driver
    en fait, il est bon conducteur
  • 2 (in reality) yes, it actually happened!
    mais oui, c'est vraiment arrivé!
    they didn't actually complain
    ils ne se sont pas vraiment plaints
  • 3 (as sentence adv)
    en fait
    actually, I'm not at all surprised
    en fait, cela ne me surprend pas du tout
    no, she's a doctor, actually actually, I don't feel like it
    à vrai dire je n'en ai pas envie
  • 4 (exactly) what actually happened?
    qu'est-ce qui s'est passé exactement?
    what time did they actually leave?
    à quelle heure sont-ils partis exactement?
  • 5 (expressing indignation) she actually accused me of lying!
    elle m'a carrément accusé de mentir!
  • 6 (expressing surprise) she actually thanked me
    elle est allée jusqu'à me remercier
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