Norwegian English Dictionary

Norsk - English

egentlig in English:

1. 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.

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

4. Adverbs of modification

2. 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."

3. proper


proper person
When suddenly faced with a dangerous situation, hold your horses - make sure of the proper action, then act.
Not all geniuses are engineers, but all engineers are geniuses. The set of all engineers is thus an, unfortunately proper, subset of all geniuses.
Miss Baker knew that the young man would have to leave very soon, so she decided to ask him to move his car a bit, so that she could park hers in the proper place for the night before going to bed.
A man once asked Diogenes what was the proper time for supper, and he made answer, "If you are a rich man, whenever you please; and if you are a poor man, whenever you can."
She got herself through college telling people their fortunes as a phony psychic. She didn't even have a proper Tarot deck, but her clients didn't know the difference.
Just because it's a "safe day" I'm not going to make out like monkeys without protection. Isn't it the duty of loving sex to take proper care of contraception?
There were so few proper members in the badminton club that it was half-way between dead and 'on break'.
You have just won a prize of $5000 in a California state safety competition for proper use of your seatbelt.
1. It is absolutely the proper thing for my kind of appearance. / 2. Look, I don't think this is the proper occasion... / 3. There's a proper young man for my daughter. / 4. Mama finds it very proper and practical.
If everyone could pay close attention, please. I will now auscultate the patient. Make sure to note the proper procedure because you all will be practicing this tomorrow.
Oh, if only we could be as shy and timid in our shameful actions as we are in our proper ones!