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1. adj
solo (-a), unico (-a)

it's the only one left — è l'unico rimasto

your only hope is to hide — la tua unica speranza sta nel nasconderti

you are the only one who can help us — sei l'unico che possa or che può aiutarci

you are not the only one — non sei l'unico

an only child — un (-a) figlio (-a) unico (-a)

the only thing I don't like about it is ... — l'unica cosa che non mi va è...

2. adv
solo, soltanto, solamente

we have only five — ne abbiamo solo cinque

how much was it? — only ten pounds — quanto è costato? — solo dieci sterline

only one choice — una sola possibilità, un'unica scelta

only time will tell — chi vivrà vedrà

I'm only the porter — io sono solo il portinaio

I only touched it — l'ho soltanto toccato

I only took one — ne ho preso soltanto uno

we only want to stay for one night — vorremmo stare solo una notte

only when I ... — solo quando io...

not only A but also B — non solo A ma anche B

I saw her only yesterday — l'ho vista appena ieri

we can only hope — non possiamo far altro che sperare

I'd be only too pleased to help — sarei proprio felice di essere d'aiuto

it's only too true — è proprio vero

only just — appena

I only just passed the exam — ho appena passato l'esame

3. conj
solo che, ma (purtroppo)

I would come, only I'm very busy — verrei volentieri, solo che sono molto occupato

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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