adv in recent times; recently 近来; 不久前
*Have you seen her lately? 你最近见过她吗?
* It's only lately that she's been well enough to go out. 她最近才好多了, 可以出去走走了.
* We've been doing a lot of gardening lately. 近来我们做了很多园艺工作. =>Usage at recent 用法见recent.
What have you been doing lately?
Lately, I've had trouble sleeping.