There are 3 translations of only in Spanish:

only1

Pronunciation: /ˈəʊnli/

adv

  • 1.1 (merely, no more than) solo, solamente I've only worn it once solo me lo he puesto una vez, me lo he puesto solamente una vez, no me lo he puesto más que una vez are you going already? it's only nine ¿ya te vas? son solo las nueve or no son más que las nueve or son apenas las nueve you'll only make matters worse lo único que vas a lograr es empeorar las cosas you only have o have only to ask no tienes más que pedir I'm only doing my job solo estoy cumpliendo con mi trabajo I was only joking! ¡te lo decía en broma! we rushed back, only to find that they had already gone volvimos corriendo y nos encontramos con que ya se habían ido
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    • We are a small special school and a decline in only a small number of children can affect the budget.
    • Until the 1930s, the life expectancy of a baby with the disease was only a few months.
    • As a group, the San have declined in numbers and only a very few now live in the Kalahari.
    1.2 (exclusively) solo, solamente, únicamente only a madman would attempt it solo or solamente or únicamente un loco lo intentaría only you and I know the truth solo or solamente or únicamente tú y yo sabemos la verdad, tú y yo somos los únicos que sabemos la verdad staff only solo personal autorizado
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    • She says they have only met once since, to try to sort out the divorce arrangements.
    • In two of the cases, he had never met them and in the other had met the girl only once.
    • This is just their sixth ever meeting and only once has a match consisted of less then three goals.
    1.3 (no earlier than) solo, recién (Latin America/América Latina) only then did I learn the truth solo or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) recién entonces me enteré de la verdad
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    • This was discovered only a fortnight ago by Milngavie Primary School near Glasgow.
    • The museum itself is built right on the site of a Viking settlement, discovered only a few years ago.
    1.4 (no longer ago than) it seems like only yesterday parece que fue ayer only last week the very same problem came up la semana pasada, sin ir más lejos, surgió el mismo problema 1.5 (in phrases/en locuciones) if only if only I were rich! ¡ojalá fuera rico! if I could only do something to help! ¡si por lo menos pudiera hacer algo para ayudar! if only I'd known si lo hubiera sabido only just they've only just arrived ahora mismo acaban de llegar he only just escaped being arrested se libró por poco de que lo detuvieran, se libró por un pelo or por los pelos de que lo detuvieran [colloquial/familiar] they only just reached the target a duras penas alcanzaron su objetivo will it fit in? — only just ¿cabrá? — apenas or [colloquial/familiar] justito it's only just two o'clock apenas or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) recién son las dos not only … , but also … no solo … , sino también … not only attractive, but also economical no solo atractivo, sino también económico not only did she lose her money, but her passport as well no solo perdió el dinero, sino también el pasaporte not only did she lose her money, but she had her passport stolen as well no solo perdió el dinero, sino que también le robaron el pasaporte

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Word of the day plana
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Cultural fact of the day

The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.

There are 3 translations of only in Spanish:

only2

adj

  • (before noun/delante del nombre) único she's an only child es hija única my only regret is that … lo único que siento es que … the only remaining possibility la única posibilidad que queda the only possible course of action la única vía de acción posible you're the only person who knows eres la única persona or el único que lo sabe

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Word of the day plana
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page …
Cultural fact of the day

The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.

There are 3 translations of only in Spanish:

only3

conj

  • [colloquial/familiar] pero I'd like to, only I'm very busy me gustaría, pero or lo que pasa es que estoy muy ocupado

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Word of the day plana
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Cultural fact of the day

The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.