Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Only"

The meaning of "Only" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does It's only 14km by 7km. mean?
A: "X by Y" with measurements indicates a rectanglish area. In this case, the surface area is 98 square kilometers. That's maybe the size of a smallish island.
Q: What does but only just mean?
A: It means "just barely." "He made it to work on time, but only just." It's my impression it is used only in casual conversation.
Q: What does for only so long mean?
A:
You can go on waiting, but only for a certain amount of time.
You can go on waitng, but you can't wait forever
Q: What does "if only fucking here" in 941 mean?
A: It's just profane emphasis of "if only here". Meaning "if only here and nowhere else."
Q: What does "only" in 606 mean?
A: "Only better" means "but better".

Another example sentence with "only" used this way is: I'm looking forward to see you at the party, only don't bring Jenny, ok? She and I had a fight the other day.

Example sentences using "Only"

Q: Please show me example sentences with only if.
A: I'll teach you only if you pay me 100 dollars.

you'll succeed only if you work hard.

only if you didn't do that things would've been better.
Q: Please show me example sentences with but only.
A: You can have a cookie, but only if you have finished your homework.
Q: Please show me example sentences with only if.
A: Only if you bring me that first.

I'm not sure if that's what you want, but "only if" is used when saying "In return you have to...."
Q: Please show me example sentences with if only.
A: If only we lived closer together, I could tell you in person.
If only I had remembered his birthday, I would have bought him a present.
If only I could think of an example, I would give it to you. :)
Q: Please show me example sentences with only for now.
A: I'll lend you my computer, but only for now.

"Are you unemployed?"
"Only for now..."

synonym: "(only) for the time being"

Synonyms of "Only" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between only and just and alone ?
A: Only se refiere al único, por ejemplo: He was the only who knew who she was. (Él era el único que sabía quién era ella) aunque también se puede utilizar como solo. Only two of them survived. (Solo dos de ellos sobrevivieron)

Just lo utilizas cuando quieres decir solo o tan solo por ejemplo: There is just one left (Solo/ Tan solo queda uno)

Y alone se refiere al hecho de que una persona esté sola. Por ejemplo: I was home alone last night (Anoche estaba sola en casa)
Q: What is the difference between only if and as long as ?
A: This is a bit tricky. They both mean basically the same thing but are also quite different.

Only if is more defined and implies there is an ultimatum on something and it cannot happen unless there is something else involved for example "you can have ice cream, only if you finish dinner". This would mean it are not allowed to eat ice cream at all until dinner is finished.

As long as is a bit different and is more causal. "As long as you eat dinner you can have ice cream". They mean the same thing but one is more authoritative and final. A lot of the time if someone sad as long as they often won't follow through and are not that serious. Only if is very final and seems more urgent and important.
Q: What is the difference between only and just ?
A: no hay mucho de diferencia por ejemplo
"I only want one "
"I just want one"
los dos están diciendo lo mismo los puedes usar en el mismo contexto.
Q: What is the difference between by only and only by and oxygen is consumed by only oxidization ?
A: the two are very similar [without context] I would take them to mean:

only by - only this way can achieve the task

by only- just by doing this one thing you can complete the task...

in the first one there is one way to do it, in the second there may be many ways but this way there is only one step.

in the third statement it means that oxidization is the only thing that allows the oxygen to be consumed.. but that is a good example on how the context can change the meaning.
Q: What is the difference between "only" and "the only" ?
A: "Only" is used as an adjective or an adverb. When "only" is an adjective that modifies a noun, the noun must still use the normal rule for the articles "a," "an," and "the."

For example:
"You are the only one for me."
"You are the one for me."

As you can see, it is "the one," not "the only." You can place any adjective before "one" and still follow the same rule:
"You are the (adjective) one for me"

"You are the wrong one for me."
"You are the best one for me."
"You are the silliest one for me."
"You are the smartest, most talented, nicest, prettiest, most exiting, greatest one for me."
"You are the only good one for me."

Translations of "Only"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? only
A: More examples at https://forvo.com/word/only/#en
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? only
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? ما الفرق بين only و just
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? only
A: Um filho único - an only child

Eu comi só um - I only ate one

Apenas ontem eu a vi - I saw her only yesterday
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? if only
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Other questions about "Only"

Q: We also have a hello only when you can use on the phone does this sound natural?
A: "We also have a greeting you only use on the phone", or "we also have a hello which we use only on the phone" would be more natural :)
Q: "Only I" or "I only"
A: This can be "only me", "i only" isn't correct, because you need to have verb before the "only" word.
Q: only does this sound natural?
A: The only thing I think is a bit unnatural, is that you said the word pretty fast, so that you almost couldn't hear the 'n' and the 'l'. It's fine though, but I recommend "pulling the word into the length" And also say it like "Ounly" :)
Q: I only like you。
does this sound natural?
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