♦ only

♦ only /ˈəʊnlɪ/
A a.
solo; unico: It's the only book I have on this subject, è l'unico libro che io abbia su questo argomento; He was an only son, era figlio unico; He's the only man that can do it, è il solo che possa farlo; lui solo può farlo; They were the only people who came on foot, sono stati i soli a venire a piedi
B avv.
solamente; soltanto; unicamente; non… che; solo: Only I saw him, soltanto (o solo) io lo vidi; I saw only him, vidi solamente lui; I only saw him, l'ho visto soltanto (non gli ho parlato); There are only two left, ne sono rimasti soltanto due; DIALOGO-Clothes 4- We've only got them in blue and black, li abbiamo solo in blu e in nero; That only makes matters worse, ciò non fa che peggiorare la situazione; only you, solo tu; tu solo; not only… but also, non solo… ma anche
C cong. (fam.)
1 ma; solo (fam.): I'd help you with pleasure, only I'm too busy, ti aiuterei volentieri, ma (o solo) ho troppo da fare
2 (fam.) solo che; se non fosse che: He would invite you, only you would refuse, se non fosse che tu rifiuteresti, ti inviterebbe
D n. [u]
(fam., pubbl.) the only, ciò che è unico (nel suo genere)
adults only, (di film) per (soli) adulti □ (arc.) only-begotten, unigenito □ (relig.) the Only-Begotten Son, l'Unigenito □ if only, se almeno: If only it would stop raining, se almeno smettesse di piovere! □ «Ladies only» (cartello), «riservato alle signore» □ my one and only chance, l'unica (o la sola) occasione per me □ my one and only hope, la mia sola speranza; l'ultima mia speranza □ I'm only too glad (o pleased) to hear that, sono proprio contento (o lietissimo) di apprendere ciò □ It is only too true, purtroppo è vero □ I was only just in time, sono arrivato appena in tempo □ Only think!, immagina un po'!; figurati!

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