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"Alone" is an adverb which is often translated as "solo", and "lonely" is an adjective which is also often translated as "solo". Learn more about the difference between "alone" and "lonely" below.
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
1. (by oneself)
a. solo
I don't feel comfortable when I'm home alone.No me siento cómodo cuando estoy en casa solo.
b. a solas
We were alone after dinner.Estuvimos a solas después de la cena.
2. (only)
a. solo
Your parents alone can give you permission.Solo tus papás te pueden dar permiso.
b. solamente
You alone know what decision will make you happy.Solamente tú sabes qué decisión te hará feliz.
3. (by oneself)
a. solo
He likes to work alone.Le gusta trabajar solo.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (by oneself)
a. a solas
We were alone after dinner.Estuvimos a solas después de la cena.
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lonely(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (alone)
a. solo
Sometimes I feel very lonely.A veces me siento muy sola.
2. (isolated)
a. solitario
Writing is lonely work.La escritura es un trabajo solitario.
b. aislado
I live in a lonely house in the mountains.Vivo en una casa aislada en las montañas.
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