"Really" means "very" but is better for casual conversation. "Very" is correct in written English, but can sound a little formal and old-fashioned in spoken conversation.
Also, "very" can only be used to modify an adjective:
It's very small.
I'm very tired.
"Really" can be used for adjectives as well as verbs:
It's really small.
I'm really tired.
I really wanted to go
Do you really think so?
This phrase appears in these lessons:
- “We have a really vibrant art scene.”
- “I could really use a cup of coffee.”
- “Everything is really blurry. I can't even make out what that sign over there says.”
- “I thought it was a really original take on the story.”
- “All that hard work and determination really paid off.”
- “Wow, that’s really impressive.”
- “Things started out well, but we were never able to really gain traction.”
- “On the other hand, it is in a really good school district.”