出典:『Wiktionary』 (2015/06/07 22:16 UTC 版)
- In some other languages a word of similar spelling means "now" or "currently"; (e.g., Portuguese "atualmente", Spanish "actualmente", French "actuellement", German "aktuell", Italian "attualmente", Czech "aktuálně"). This leads many non-native speakers of English to use "actually" when they mean "now" or "currently".
- Some commentators have:
- In practice, actually and its synonyms are often used to insinuate that the following is either unusual or contrary to a norm or preceding assumption, or to merely preface an overconfident opinion contrasting a previous statement or norm (as per 'vacuous emphasis' note above).
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society as it actually is
この世の中 - EDR日英対訳辞書
Actually, that's what I thought.
だと思った。 - Tanaka Corpus
When you lose, you actually win.
負けるが勝ち。 - Tanaka Corpus