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seulement

English translation of seulement

only

The French word for 'only' is 'seulement'. It is used in the same way the English word is used, to indicate singularity, exclusivity, or restriction in amount or quantity. For example, in the sentence 'Il y a seulement un livre sur la table' means 'There is only one book on the table'.


Example sentences using: seulement

Je veux seulement des pommes.

English translation of Je veux seulement des pommes.

I only want apples.

In this phrase, 'seulement' is used for expressing a specific restriction or limitation, showing that the speaker wants no other fruit but apples.

Il a seulement cinq ans.

English translation of Il a seulement cinq ans.

He is only five years old.

Here, 'seulement' is used to emphasize the young age of the person the speaker is referring to, perhaps to highlight that they are surprisingly young.

Elle a seulement besoin d'amour.

English translation of Elle a seulement besoin d'amour.

She only needs love.

In this phrase, 'seulement' is used to express the sole need or requirement of the subject, which is love in this instance.

Nous avons seulement dix minutes.

English translation of Nous avons seulement dix minutes.

We only have ten minutes.

This phrase is an example of using 'seulement' to indicate a limitation in time, that is, only ten minutes are available or left.

Vous devez seulement signer ici.

English translation of Vous devez seulement signer ici.

You only need to sign here.

This is a directive sentence where 'seulement' is used to specify the single action required of you, which is to sign in a particular place.

Je revis seulement de noble coeur.

English translation of Je revis seulement de noble coeur.

I only appreciate noble hearts.

In this phrase, 'seulement' is used to express a specific preference, highlighting that the speaker only values noble hearts.

Il existe seulement une solution.

English translation of Il existe seulement une solution.

There is only one solution.

Here, 'seulement' is used to emphasize the singularity or exclusivity of something, in this case, a solution.

Ne pleure pas, ce n'est que la vie. Seulement la vie.

English translation of Ne pleure pas, ce n'est que la vie. Seulement la vie.

Don't cry, it's just life. Only life.

In this phrase, 'seulement' is used to minimize or downplay something, suggesting that life is a simple, commonplace thing.

Tu es seulement mon meilleur ami.

English translation of Tu es seulement mon meilleur ami.

You are only my best friend.

This phrase uses 'seulement' to specify the singular nature of the relationship, emphasizing that the listener is indeed nothing more than the speaker's best friend.

Je peux seulement faire de mon mieux.

English translation of Je peux seulement faire de mon mieux.

I can only do my best.

In this phrase, 'seulement' is used to express a limitation on action or capability, suggesting that the speaker cannot do more than they are presently capable of.

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