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"Único" is an adjective which is often translated as "only", and "simplemente" is an adverb which is often translated as "simply". Learn more about the difference between "único" and "simplemente" below.
único(
oo
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nee
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koh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sole)
a. only
Este pan es el único que queda.This loaf is the only one left.
2. (extraordinary)
a. unique
Thoreau fue un escritor único.Thoreau was a unique writer.
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simplemente(
seem
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pleh
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mehn
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teh
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (merely)
a. simply
No cambiaría nada; simplemente es que hay cosas que no volvería a hacer.I wouldn't change anything; it's simply that there are things I wouldn't do again.
b. just
Simplemente quería pedirte perdón.I just wanted to apologize.
2. (for emphasis)
a. simply
La película es simplemente genial.The movie is simply awesome.
3. (plainly)
a. simply
Trataré de contestar tan simplemente como pueda.I'll try to answer as simply as I can.
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