Quick answer
"Lost" is an adjective which is often translated as "perdido", and "alone" is an adverb which is often translated as "solo". Learn more about the difference between "lost" and "alone" below.
lost(
last
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (misplaced)
a. perdido
Never mind about your lost keys. I have an extra set.No te preocupes por tus llaves perdidas. Tengo otras.
2. (unable to find one's way)
a. perdido
That little boy looks like he's lost.Ese niño parece estar perdido.
3. (wasted)
a. perdido
Since he came out of prison, he's made up for lost time.Desde que salió de la cárcel, ha recuperado el tiempo perdido.
4. (that cannot be recovered)
a. perdido
Handwriting is becoming a lost art.Escribir a mano se está convirtiendo en un arte perdido.
5. (confused)
a. perdido
Wait a minute, I'm lost. Could you explain that again?Espera, me he perdido. ¿Podrías volver a explicarlo?
6. (presumed dead)
a. desaparecido
Her brother was lost in action.Su hermano se dio por desaparecido en combate.
7. (helpless)
a. perdido
I didn't know anyone at the party. I felt completely lost.No conocía a nadie en la fiesta. Me sentía totalmente perdido.
8. (engrossed)
a. absorto
Nicole was so lost in her book that she didn't hear the doorbell.Nicole estaba tan absorta en su libro que no escuchó el timbre de la puerta.
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alone(
uh
-
lon
)
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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