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"Lonely" is an adjective which is often translated as "solo", and "lonesome" is an adjective which is also often translated as "solo". Learn more about the difference between "lonely" and "lonesome" below.
lonely(
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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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lonesome
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sad from being apart)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. solo
If you feel lonesome this weekend, give me a call and we can meet up.Si te sientes solo este fin de semana, llámame y nos podemos ver.
b. solitario
I spent most of my adolescence feeling lonesome and abandoned.Pasé la mayor parte de mi adolescencia sintiéndome solitaria y abandonada.
2. (remote and desolate)
a. solitario
We came across a lonesome house in the middle of the prairie.Encontramos una casa solitaria en medio de la pradera.
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