- 其实 [qí shí]
- actually; in fact; as a matter of fact; really; in reality; in truth:
In fact that was not the case. 其实不然。
He is in reality penniless. 其实他身无分文。
The supposed beggar was really a police officer in disguise.
He's always laying down the law about gardening but he really doesn't know much about it.
Growing vegetables looks easy, but actually it takes a lot of learning.
I'm a teacher really; my writing is just a sideline.
He thinks himself to be somebody, while actually he is nobody.
He seems to be doing nothing, but actually he is just biding his time.
She claims to know all about computers but really she's a sham.
It isn't really desirable to have him working here.