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unique; only


único, -a
1. only (solo)
  • hijo único. -> only child, only son
  • hija única -> only child, only daughter
  • es lo ú. que quiero -> it's all I want
  • lo ú. es que… -> the (only) thing is…, it's just that…
  • única y exclusivamente -> only, exclusively
2. unique (excepcional)
  • eres ú. -> you're one of a kind
3. single (precio, función, moneda)

único [oo'-ne-co, cah]
1. Singular, alone, that of which there is but one; single; unique, sole; only (solo); rare, unmatched, unparalleled.
  • La única dificultad es que ->
  • Es lo único que nos hacía falta -> that's all we needed
., the only difficulty is that....

1 (solo) only
es el único ejemplar que existe it is the only copy in existence; fue el único sobreviviente he was the sole o only survivor; hijo único only child; sistema de partido único one-party o single-party system; la única dificultad es que ... the only difficulty is that ...; es lo único que nos faltaba that's all we needed
2 (singular) unique
este ejemplar es único this specimen is unique; como pianista es única as a pianist she is in a class of her own; ¡eres único! solo a ti se te podía ocurrir algo así you're amazing! only you could think of something like that

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