"Actually" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 qí shí actually / in fact / really
 jìng rán unexpectedly / to one's surprise / in spite of everything / in that crazy way / actually / to go as far as to
 shí zài really / actually / indeed / true / real / honest / dependable / (philosophy) reality
 suǒ actually / place / classifier for houses, small buildings, institutions etc / that which / particle introducing a relative clause or passive / CL:個|个[ge4]
 què shì nevertheless / actually / the fact is ...
 shì shí shàng in fact / in reality / actually / as a matter of fact / de facto / ipso facto
 dào shi contrary to what one might expect / actually / contrariwise / why don't you
 shí zé actually / in fact
 gǎn qing actually / as it turns out / indeed / of course
 wěi to entrust / to cast aside / to shift (blame etc) / to accumulate / roundabout / winding / dejected / listless / committee member / council / end / actually / certainly
 dào to place upside down / to invert / to pour / to throw out / to move backwards / however / actually / as a matter of fact / contrary to expectation
 jìng unexpectedly / actually / to go so far as to / indeed
 yuán lái original / former / originally / formerly / at first / so, actually, as it turns out
 shí kuàng live (e.g. broadcast or recording) / what is actually happening / scene / the real situation
 sì shì ér fēi apparently right but actually wrong / specious (idiom)
 dào tiē to lose money instead of being paid (i.e. sb should pay me, but is actually taking my money)
 dòu fu pí tofu skin (made by drying the skin that forms on the surface of soymilk during cooking, and therefore not actually made from tofu)
 bèi quilt / by / (indicates passive-voice clauses) / (literary) to cover / to meet with / (coll.) (since c. 2009) used before a verb that does not accurately represent what actually happened, to describe with black humor how sb or sth was dealt with by the authorities (as in 被自殺|被自杀[bei4 zi4 sha1])
 míng shí name and reality / how sth is portrayed and what it is actually like
 lín chǎng gǎn the feeling of actually being there
 Yè Gōng hào lóng lit. Lord Ye's passion for dragons (idiom) / fig. to pretend to be fond of sth while actually fearing it / ostensible fondness of sth one really fears
 yín yàng là qiāng tóu silvery spear point actually made of pewter (idiom) / fig. worthless despite an attractive exterior
 Fū zǐ zì dào appearing to be praising others while actually praising yourself / one's criticism of others exposes one's own faults
 chuán dào qiáo mén zì huì zhí lit. when the ship arrives at the bridge we can deal with the problem / no point in worrying about sth until it actually happens (idiom)
 chuán dào qiáo mén , zì huì zhí lit. when the ship arrives at the bridge we can deal with the problem / no point in worrying about sth until it actually happens (idiom)
 niān r huài appearing genuine, but actually nasty or devious / see also 蔫土匪[nian1 tu3 fei3]
 bù dài bǔ tè quán the right of immunity from arrest afforded by the Taiwan ROC Constitution, for the duration of meetings, unless caught actually committing a crime, to members of the National Assembly, the Legislative Yuan, or a supervisory committee
 shí fù actually paid / net (payment)
 yǒu sè wú dǎn to be perverse and suggestive towards the opposite sex, but shrinking back when provoked to act on it / to have perverted thoughts but no guts to actually do it / to be all talk and no action
绿 lu:4 chá biǎo "green tea bitch", a girl who seems innocent and charming but is actually calculating and manipulative
 bèi lu:3 yóu (coll.) (of a dissident) to be taken on a tour, ostensibly a vacation, but actually a trip organized by the authorities where one's every move is watched
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