Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "really" in Russian

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Meaning: really, truly, actually, in fact, indeed

Pronunciation: [deey-STVEE-teel'-nuh]

Part of speech: adverb

Rank: #394 (see frequency list)

 Example sentences:
  • Э́то действи́тельно сто́ит уви́деть свои́ми глаза́ми.
  • It's really worth it to see it with your own eyes.
  • Твой сюрпри́з был действи́тельно неожи́данным.
  • Your surprise was really unexpected.
  • Э́то действи́тельно был лу́чший спекта́кль, кото́рый я ви́дела.
  • It really was the best performance I've seen. (said by a female)
  • Ты меня́ действи́тельно удиви́л.
  • You really surprised me. (informal "you")
  • Ты действи́тельно в э́то ве́ришь?
  • Do you really believe that? (informal "you")
  • Он действи́тельно оди́н из лу́чших профессиона́лов в э́той о́бласти.
  • He is truly one of the best professionals in this field.
  • Действи́тельно ли в Росси́и зи́мы таки́е холо́дные?
  • Are winters in Russia actually so cold?
  • Действи́тельно ли росси́йское води́тельское удостовере́ние за рубежо́м?
  • Are Russian driver's licenses actually valid overseas? (here "действи́тельно" is a short neuter form of the adjective "действи́тельный" - valid)
  • Действи́тельно, зима́ – о́чень тру́дное вре́мя для птиц, осо́бенно, е́сли она́ моро́зная.
  • Winter is a truly difficult time for birds, especially if it is extremely cold.
  • Э́то сре́дство от бессо́нницы мне действи́тельно помогло́.
  • This remedy for insomnia really helped me.

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Word recordings: Copyright(c) 2006 Streit Goulnara, Streit Eric, Vion Nicolas. Copyright(c) 2007 S. Sakhno, N. Vion. Distributed under CC-BY.

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