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US [ˈlɪt(ə)rəli]
UK ['lɪt(ə)rəli]
  • adv.字面上;按字面;确实地
  • Web逐字地;简直;照字面意义
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adv.
1.
按字面;字面上in a literal way
The word ‘planet’ literally means ‘wandering body’.
planet 一词字面上的意思是 wandering body。
When I told you to ‘get lost’ I didn't expect to be taken literally .
我叫你“滚开”,并没让你按字面意思来理解呀。
2.
(强调事实可能令人惊讶)真正地,确实地used to emphasize the truth of sth that may seem surprising
There are literally hundreds of prizes to win.
可赢取的奖品真的有好几百份。
3.
(informal)
(用于加强语气,虽然并非词语的字面意义)简直used to emphasize a word or phrase, even if it is not actually true in a literal sense
I literally jumped out of my skin.
我简直给吓了一大跳。

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Category:AllAll,OralOral,WrittenWritten,TitleTitle,TechnicalTechnical
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