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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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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
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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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