Specially - Especially
Specially and especially sound pretty similar and both are adverbs but mean different things. Let's see!
This is an adverb that expresses the exact purpose of something. For example:
- She brought bread specially for you.
- I travel specially to see you.
This adverb means "above all " or "particularly." We use it to talk about one thing over others.
- Adam reads a lot, especially science fiction.
- I like to cook, especially spaghetti.
In American English, is more common to use "especially" instead of "specially".