réellement / vraiment

alaindelon

Member
USA
English
Is there any real difference between these two words - I assume maybe réellement is more formal, as I don't see it as often.
 
  • Stefan Ivanovich

    Senior Member
    French
    In most cases you can use either, with no difference of meaning.
    None is formal or colloquial.
    Réellement has 3 syllables and a hiatus, while vraiment has only 2 syllables and a smooth flow, which may be why we tend to use vraiment more frequently.
     
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