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"Lonesome" is an adjective which is often translated as "solo", and "alone" is an adverb which is also often translated as "solo". Learn more about the difference between "lonesome" and "alone" below.
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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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
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).
4. (by oneself)
a. a solas
We were alone after dinner.Estuvimos a solas después de la cena.
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