In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(really, in fact)en realidadshe's actually very bright — la verdad es que / en realidad es muy inteligente
- I never believed I'd actually win — nunca creí que llegaría a ganar
- she did 20 lengths — 22, actually — se hizo 20 largos — 22, para ser exactos
- actually, I know of a nice bar near here — mira, conozco un bar aquí cerca que está muy bien
- actually, I'd rather not go — la verdad es que preferiría no ir
- I find myself sat despondently at my desk, trying to come to terms with the fact that I actually have to work for living.
- There is actually no truth whatsoever in this and we apologise to all.
- We'll do everything we can to stop that and just shut down the fact that it's actually happened.
- Before you say something about somebody, make sure that you actually know the facts.
- In fact no Marines had actually encountered an enemy yet, spokesmen said.
- This was slightly dampened by the fact that we actually know this guy.
- What is not arguable is the fact that Martin actually killed someone and that this had to be punished under the present legal system.
- He wittily captures the psychology of the situation without actually showing many of the faces.
- If Reynolds was still in her job, it might have been possible to actually get the facts on that.
- In fact, my house actually backed onto their fields where I walked my dog every day, so it was hardly a trip into the unknown.
- As I got older, I actually learned the truth, which is both better and worse than this.
- Despite appearances to the contrary, squirrels are actually pretty mean.
- But they were agreed on the fact that the match actually provided some entertainment in the second half.
- I love the fact that I can actually see the changes happening week by week.
- The First pub - well actually it's a bar called Blue - is quite packed.
- She had smiled, and it was nice and informal, but actually there is something slightly regal about her.
- At the same time, I thought the fact that she'd actually survived was weirdly heroic.
- Its actually not as depressing as you would imagine for the topic.
- That this situation continues and is actually getting worse is simply not good enough.
- In fact, I can't actually remember the last time I had such a eureka moment.
- In fact, they will actually be encouraged that I am bringing people in.
- Contrary to popular opinion, county cricket actually has quite a lot going for it.
- The reason is that although it seemed like you had a valid contract, you actually did not.
- Actually, the Commission decision is somewhat more enlightening, because it gives more facts and more directly discusses the sexual harassment theory.
- I was pleased to inform him that actually, I do have a full bike licence.
- It's a timely reminder of the fact that actually it isn't the media who have the power to make important decisions.
- It wasn't any torture in the hospital; on the contrary it was actually enjoyable.
- Somewhere in this mass of opinions and actual fact lies the truth about what is actually safe.
- In fact, from the above conclusions the truth is actually even more complicated.
- As long as I kept moving and writing my novel, I wouldn't have to deal with the fact no-one actually liked it.
- It's not true, actually, I learnt lots of things.
- There's the fact that I can't actually live in it because it is devoid of a kitchen and bathroom
- It is easy to think that poker has reached saturation, but actually this is far from correct.
2(for emphasis)the Queen actually waved to me — la Reina hasta me saludó y todo
- prices have stopped rising and may soon actually fall — los precios han dejado de subir y puede que incluso bajen
- it's actually stopped raining! — aunque parezca mentira, ha parado de llover
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