An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sole)
a. only
Nuestro único objetivo es ayudar a nuestros estudiantes a salir adelante.Our only objective is to help our students succeed.
2. (extraordinary)
a. unique
Thoreau fue un escritor único.Thoreau was a unique writer.
3. (having no siblings)
a. only
Mariela es hija única.Mariela is an only child.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (solo)
a. only
hijo únicoonly child, only son
hija únicaonly child, only daughter
es lo único que quieroit's all I want
lo único es que…the (only) thing is…, it's just that…
única y exclusivamenteonly, exclusively
2. (excepcional)
a. unique
eres únicoyou're one of a kind
3. (precio, función, moneda)
a. single
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
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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