Quick answer
"Lonely" is an adjective which is often translated as "solo", and "lone" is an adjective which is often translated as "solitario". Learn more about the difference between "lonely" and "lone" below.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
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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lone
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (solitary)
a. solitario
A lone figure dressed in black could be seen at the bottom of the beach.Al final de la playa, se veía una figura solitaria vestida de negro.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A lone sailor was rescued by the coastguard service last night.Un hombre que navegaba en solitario fue rescatado anoche por el servicio de guardacostas.
The shooting was carried out by a lone gunman.El asesinato fue llevado a cabo por un pistolero que actuaba en solitario.
2. (unmarried, divorced, or widowed) (United Kingdom)
a. solo
Life can be hard for a lone parent bringing up three children.La vida puede ser dura para un padre o una madre solos que crían a tres hijos.
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