During 2016 we present one false friend each week.
aktuell (DE) = current(ly) (EN)
actual(ly) (EN) = tätsachlich, eigentlich, konkret (DE)
Examples – current: What’s the current situation? / We’re offering special deals on holiday packages to sunny Australia!
Examples – actual: Before we launched the product we used sales projections for the calculations. Now that we’re in the second quarter we can use the actual figures. / (to politely say that someone is incorrect) Actually, we have four offices in Germany, not two.