Translation of "only" - English-Spanish dictionary

only

adverb uk /ˈəʊn·li/ us /ˈoʊn·li/

A1 not more than a particular size or amount

sólo
It’ll only take a few minutes.
She’s only twelve.

A2 not anyone or anything else

sólo
The offer is available to UK residents only.

B1 used to say that something is not important, or that you did not mean to upset someone

sólo
Don’t worry – it’s only a scratch.
I was only joking.

B1 not in any other place

sólo
These birds are only found in New Zealand.
if only

used to express a wish for something that is impossible or unlikely to happen

ojalá
If only I knew the answer!
I only hope/wish

used to emphasize what you are hoping or wishing for

sólo espero/deseo
I only hope you know what you’re doing.
I only wish that I had more time.
not only… (but) also…

used to say that more than one thing is true

no sólo… (sino que) también…
Not only did he turn up late, he also forgot his books.
adjective uk /ˈəʊnli/ us /ˈoʊn·li/

A1 used to mean that there are no others

único
This could be our only chance.
You’re the only person here I know.
conjunction uk /ˈəʊnli/ us /ˈoʊn·li/

but

sólo que
I would pay for it myself, only I don’t have the money.

(Translation of “only” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

only

adjective /ˈəunli/

without any others of the same type

único
He has no brothers or sisters – he’s an only child
the only book of its kind.
only too

very

muy
I’ll be only too pleased to come.

(Translation of “only” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)