how to pronounce really


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the above transcription of really is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

really is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of really in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… do with Daddy so I really want you to do …”

meanings of really


  1. Indicating that what was just said was obvious and unnecessary; contrived incredulity.
  2. Indicating affirmation, agreement.
  3. Indicating displeasure at another person's behaviour or statement.
  4. Indicating surprise at, or requesting confirmation of, some new information; to express skepticism.


  1. In a way or manner that is real, not unreal.
  2. Actually; in fact; in reality.
  3. Very (modifying an adjective); very much (modifying a verb).


  1. Alternative form of re-ally.

really frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word really occurs in english on average 1309.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics really can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that really can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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