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only

Pronunciation: /ˈəʊnlɪ/

Translation of only in French:

conj

  • mais, seulement I'd go only I'm too old j'irais bien mais je suis trop vieux

adj

adv

  • 1 (exclusively) only in Italy can one… il n'y a qu'en Italie que l'on peut… only time will tell seul l'avenir nous le dira ‘men only’ ‘réservé aux hommes’
  • 2 (in expressions of time) only yesterday pas plus tard qu'hier it seems like only yesterday j'ai l'impression que c'était hier
  • 3 (merely) you only had to ask tu n'avais qu'à demander it's only fair ce n'est que justice he only grazed his knees il s'est juste égratigné les genoux only half the money juste la moitié de l'argent

phr (only just)

  • 1 (very recently) to have only just done venir juste de faire
  • 2 (barely) only just wide enough juste assez large only just (narrowly) de justesse

phr (only too)

  • only too well trop bien only too pleased trop content/-e

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