if only

if only(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (wishing for something)
a. si tan solo
If only I had caught the bus earlier, I would have made it to the theater on time.Si tan sólo hubiera subido al autobús más temprano, habría llegado al teatro a tiempo.
b. ojalá
If only my cat could talk!¡Ojalá mi gato pudiera hablar!
c. si solo
If only I'd worn my helmet, I wouldn't have gotten so badly hurt.Si solo hubiera llevado mi casco, no me habría lastimado tanto.
2. (even if)
a. aunque sea
I wish I could see you again, if only for one night.Espero que pudiera verte de nuevo, aunque sea por una noche.
3. (giving a reason)
a. aunque más no sea
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Tyrone is very sad right now, if only because his bike was stolen.Tyrone está muy triste ahora mismo, aunque más no sea porque su bici fue robada.
b. aunque solo sea
My brother is happy, if only because he got a raise.Mi hermano está feliz, aunque solo sea porque le aumentaron el sueldo.
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