only

['əʊnlɪ] 1.
aggettivo (sole) solo, unico

only child — figlio unico

he's not the only one — non è il solo o l'unico

one and only — unico

it's the only sport for me — (preferred) è l'unico sport che fa per me

2.
avverbio
1) (exclusively)

I'm only interested in CDs — mi interessano soltanto i CD

he only reads novels — legge solo romanzi

only Ann saw her — solo Ann l'ha vista

"men only" — "per soli uomini"

"for external use only" — "solo per uso esterno"

2) (nothing more than)

it's only polite — non è che normale buona educazione

it's only natural for her to be curious — è del tutto naturale che sia curiosa

3) (in expressions of time)

only last week — non più tardi della scorsa settimana

it seems like only yesterday — sembra solo ieri

4) (merely) solo

he only had to ask — non aveva che da chiedere

only six people turned up — si sono presentate solo sei persone

not only charming but also intelligent — non soltanto affascinante, ma anche intelligente

I was only joking! — stavo solo scherzando!

5) (just)

I only hope he'll realize — spero solo che se ne renda conto

I can only think that Claire did it — non può essere stata che Claire

open up, it's only me — apri, sono solo io

6)

only just — appena

I've only just arrived — (very recently) sono appena arrivato

it's only just tolerable — (barely) è appena tollerabile

it is only just long enough — è lunga appena a sufficienza

I caught the bus, but only just — ho preso l'autobus, ma per un pelo

7)

only too — fin troppo

only too well — fin troppo bene

he was only too pleased to do — era felicissimo di fare

3.
congiunzione (but) ma, però, solo

it's like a mouse only bigger — è come un topo, solo più grosso

I'd come only I'm working tonight — verrei ma questa sera lavoro

••

goodness o God o Heaven only knows! — Dio solo lo sa!

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['əunli] 1. adjective
(without any others of the same type: He has no brothers or sisters - he's an only child; the only book of its kind.) solo, unico
2. adverb
1) (not more than: We have only two cups left; He lives only a mile away.) solo, solamente
2) (alone: Only you can do it.) solo
3) (showing the one action done, in contrast to other possibilities: I only scolded the child - I did not smack him.) solamente, soltanto
4) (not longer ago than: I saw him only yesterday.) solamente
5) (showing the one possible result of an action: If you do that, you'll only make him angry.) soltanto
3. conjunction
(except that, but: I'd like to go, only I have to work.) ma, solo che
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['əʊnlɪ] 1.
aggettivo (sole) solo, unico

only child — figlio unico

he's not the only one — non è il solo o l'unico

one and only — unico

it's the only sport for me — (preferred) è l'unico sport che fa per me

2.
avverbio
1) (exclusively)

I'm only interested in CDs — mi interessano soltanto i CD

he only reads novels — legge solo romanzi

only Ann saw her — solo Ann l'ha vista

"men only" — "per soli uomini"

"for external use only" — "solo per uso esterno"

2) (nothing more than)

it's only polite — non è che normale buona educazione

it's only natural for her to be curious — è del tutto naturale che sia curiosa

3) (in expressions of time)

only last week — non più tardi della scorsa settimana

it seems like only yesterday — sembra solo ieri

4) (merely) solo

he only had to ask — non aveva che da chiedere

only six people turned up — si sono presentate solo sei persone

not only charming but also intelligent — non soltanto affascinante, ma anche intelligente

I was only joking! — stavo solo scherzando!

5) (just)

I only hope he'll realize — spero solo che se ne renda conto

I can only think that Claire did it — non può essere stata che Claire

open up, it's only me — apri, sono solo io

6)

only just — appena

I've only just arrived — (very recently) sono appena arrivato

it's only just tolerable — (barely) è appena tollerabile

it is only just long enough — è lunga appena a sufficienza

I caught the bus, but only just — ho preso l'autobus, ma per un pelo

7)

only too — fin troppo

only too well — fin troppo bene

he was only too pleased to do — era felicissimo di fare

3.
congiunzione (but) ma, però, solo

it's like a mouse only bigger — è come un topo, solo più grosso

I'd come only I'm working tonight — verrei ma questa sera lavoro

••

goodness o God o Heaven only knows! — Dio solo lo sa!


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