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"Lonesome" is an adjective which is often translated as "solo", and "painful" is an adjective which is often translated as "doloroso". Learn more about the difference between "lonesome" and "painful" 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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painful(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (physically)
a. doloroso
I have a painful canker sore on my tongue.Tengo una dolorosa afta en la lengua.
b. dolorido
The wound is swollen and painful.La herida está hinchada y dolorida.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I had a tooth removed, and it was really painful.Me sacaron una muela y me dolió muchísimo.
Is your arm still painful?¿Te sigue doliendo el brazo?
2. (mentally)
a. doloroso
The scar on her left hand was a painful reminder of her ordeal.La cicatriz de su mano izquierda era un recordatorio doloroso de su terrible experiencia.
b. penoso
He had to make the painful decision to euthanize his dog.Tuvo que tomar la decisión penosa de autorizar la eutanasia a su perro.
c. desagradable
Silvia was given the painful task of dismissing Claudia from her job.A Silvia se le dio la desagradable tarea de despedir a Claudia de su puesto.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(extremely bad)
a. de pena
Sitting through that movie was a truly painful experience.Aguantar toda esa película fue una experiencia verdaderamente de pena.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It was painful to hear her sing out of tune.Daba vergüenza ajena oírla cantar tan desafinado.
She was so drunk that she was painful to watch.Estaba tan ebria que daba vergüenza ajena.
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