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really in English:

1. actually


actually -
You were always a perfect 'superhuman' to an infuriating extent, and so that 'habit' was actually one of your cute, or rather charming, attributes.
Shanghainese is actually a kind of pidgin, based on Wu dialects, Lower Yangtze Mandarin, and English loanwords.
Actually I wanted to be a damsel in a tower guarded by seven dragons, and then a prince on a white horse would chop off the dragons' heads and liberate me.
Day by day and month by month, Internet technology is growing. Actually, make that second by second and minute by minute.
His boosterism makes it sound wonderful but I wonder if he understands how hard it's going to be to actually carry out.
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is quite a long word, isn't it? "Yes, but do you know what it means?" "Actually, I don't." "It means fear of long words." "How ironic."
Actually, and I need to keep this quiet, but recently here there's a rumour that young women on this beach are having photos taken in secret of them.
Of course "Hayabusa" is not actually closing in on the Sun, it is just positioned as in the figure so that, seen from the Earth, it is on the opposite side of the Sun; this is called 'conjunction'.
We need to distinguish what a sentence could mean from what it actually does mean when used by one particular speaker on one particular occasion.
Do you actually believe that fairies exist? (Czy ty rzeczywiście wierzysz, że wróżki istnieją?) Did she actually break up with him? (Czy ona faktycznie z nim zerwała?)
She sounds English but she's actually Spanish. Did you actually meet the president? "You didn't tell me." "Actually, I did." "Do you mind if I smoke?" "Actually, I'd rather you didn't."

2. really


Really?
You're really absent-minded.
My wife's constant nagging really gets on my nerves.
It was really considerate of you to lend me $500 when I was in difficulties.
Something in his face really reminded me of an old boyfriend of mine.
You should really lay off that. It'll ruin your health.
I like this picture, not just because it is famous, but because it really is a masterpiece.
I'm really out of it today. It must be because of my fever.
Tom was afraid of getting in trouble if he told Mary where he had really been.
Could you lower your voice please? I'm really hung over.
You're really handy, aren't you? Don't you think you'd make a good house-husband?
This time I stayed for the first time in a private villa, and it was really quite something.
Your diet is going to be really unbalanced if all you eat is hamburgers.
Oh, sure, I studied English in my school days. But it wasn't until two or three years ago that I really started taking it seriously.
He doesn't like tennis much, but he really gets carried away with football.

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3. genuinely


Tom seemed genuinely surprised when I told him that Mary had left town.
We genuinely believed in him.
You mean does he genuinely want to do good things and make things better?
I think she's genuinely concerned.
Will you have been a mum by the New Year’s? Congratulations! I’m genuinely pleased.
She was genuinely sorry for laughing at him.
They caught lobster and fish every day, and, as one of them put it 'ate like kings'. When a passing tanker rescued them five days later, both men were genuinely sorry that they had to leave.
you genuinely need that kind of service in a city like London, definitely
I’m genuinely sorry if I offended you.
I genuinely thought that
She seems to be genuinely honest.
genuinely modest
This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
In fact, love is the only genuinely precious thing in life; it's also the only thing worthy of pursuit.

4. intrinsically


Medical development is perceived as intrinsically good.
There is nothing intrinsically wrong with the idea
We talk about it a lot, but not because it is an intrinsically interesting topic.
It’s easy to underestimate the power of a ​pat on the back, especially with top performers who are ​intrinsically motivated.
"So, rare and intrinsically valuable," Vanto said.
Such employments as warfare, politics, public worship, and public merrymaking, are felt, in the popular apprehension, to differ intrinsically from the labour that has to do with elaborating the material means of life.

English word "really"(intrinsically) occurs in sets:

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