REAL Good or REALLY Good

Promoter Asked on 28/04/2017 in English Vocabulary.
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The word real is generally used as an adjective that means “not invented/not artificial”:

  • Don’t panic. It was just a dream. It’s not real.
  • The prisoners made guns that looked real.

However, in informal English, real is also used as an adverb that means “very/really”:

  • This soup tastes really good. (normal use)
  • This soup tastes real good. (informal)
  • It was really cold last night. (normal use)
  • It was real cold last night. (informal)
  • Do you like your new teacher?
  • Yes, she’s really nice. (normal use)
  • Yes, she’s real nice. (informal)


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