3 / 5EUnlI; `onlI/ conj (infml 口) (a) except that; but 只是; 但是; 可是: I'd love to come, only I have to work. 我倒是很愿意来, 但是我还得工作呢. * This book's very good, only it's rather expensive. 这书很好, 只是太贵了点. * He's always making promises, only he never keeps them. 他总是许愿, 不过从不兑现. (b) were it not for the fact that 要不然; 要不是: He would probably do well in the examination only he gets very nervous. 他要不是考试很紧张, 成绩可能不错.