Quick answer
"Loner" is a noun which is often translated as "el solitario", and "recluse" is a noun which is often translated as "el ermitaño". Learn more about the difference between "loner" and "recluse" below.
loner
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el solitario
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la solitaria
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He was a loner in high school, so it's surprising that he's so talkative and friendly now.Era un solitario en el colegio, por lo que me sorprende que sea tan hablador y amigable ahora.
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recluse
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el ermitaño
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la ermitaña
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A famous star in her youth, she became a recluse in later life.De joven fue una estrella famosa y en las etapas posteriores de su vida se volvió ermitaña.
b. el solitario
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la solitaria
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The cottage is so isolated it would be perfect for a recluse.La casita está tan aislada que sería perfecta para un solitario.
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