WOTW: really

| - Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo |

triplo word of the week - really

 

今週の #WOTW は「really」です。We’ll keep the introduction really simple. Let’s go!

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First, as an adverb.

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- Okay, okay, cut it out. Tell me what really happened. (In actual fact, as opposed to what is said or imagined to be true or possible.)

- Remember the chicken we had last night? Well, it wasn’t really chicken… (See above.)

- Really, I don’t want to work an extra day. / I don’t want to work an extra day, really. (See above.)

- I really need to see you. (Used to emphasize a statement or opinion.)

- I’m really sorry I said that. (See above.)

- Do you really want to go to that bar again? (Seriously. Used in questions and exclamations with an implied negative answer.)

- You should try this food. It’s really good. (Very; thoroughly.)

- Sapporo is really cold in winter. (See above.)

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‘Really’ is also used as an exclamation to express interest, surprise, or doubt,…

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- A: I have 10 siblings.
- B: Really?

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… mild protest, …

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- Really, John, can you stop tapping on the table.

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… and agreement.

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- A: I hate morning trains. They’re so crowded.
- B: Yeah, really.

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Let us finish with a phrase.

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- [really and truly] If you really and truly loved me, you’d marry me. (Used to emphasize the sincerity of a statement or opinion.)

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発音は/ˈrɪəli/です。また来週!

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