Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Luckily"

The meaning of "Luckily" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa luckily?
A: fortunately
Q: O que significa luckily ?
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Synonyms of "Luckily" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre luckily e fortunately ?
A: I would say they’re the same, and fortunately is more formal.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre luckily e fortunately ?
A: They can be used the same, but "fortunately" is a higher level and is slightly more formal than "luckily"
Q: Qual é a diferença entre luckily e fortunately ?
A: They are pretty much the same, but “fortunately” is more formal.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre luckily e by luck ?
A: I am not really seeing a difference between these two (I don't use these phrases at all), but I hope someone else will see this and answer.

Luckily is an adverb, meaning that it modifies a verb (that -ly ending always gives it away.) So you would use this word to describe an action.

Luckily he saw the dollar bill on the sidewalk. It was enough to buy the winning lottery ticket.

But the phrase "by luck" is also an adverb, and would replace "luckily": By luck, he saw the dollar bill on the sidewalk...

I looked these meanings up and there does appear to be a slight difference in meaning.
"Luckily" means "by good fortune."
"By luck" means "by accident."

I did not know this. I learn something new every time I'm here.



Other questions about "Luckily"

Q: Por favor, mostra-me como pronunciar luckily.
A: Here you go
Q: Por favor, mostra-me como pronunciar luckily.
A: I provided an example as well :)
Q: luckily soa natural?
A: that's perfect!
Q: More harder,more luckily. soa natural?
A: @song27: I think what you're trying to say here is, "He who works harder is luckier," like "If you work hard, you don't need to be lucky." Is that right?

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