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"Oneself" is a pronoun which is often translated as "uno mismo", and "alone" is an adverb which is often translated as "solo". Learn more about the difference between "oneself" and "alone" below.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (emphatic)
a. uno mismo (masculine) (third person singular)
It's far better to rely on oneself, than to depend on others.Es mucho mejor depender de uno mismo, en lugar de depender de otros.
b. una misma (feminine) (third person singular)
There is nothing more satisfying than learning to make repairs oneself.No hay nada más satisfactorio que aprender a hacer reparaciones una misma.
2. (reflexive)
a. se (third person singular)
It is of the utmost importance to know how to conduct oneself in these types of settings.Es de suma importancia saber cómo conducirse en estos tipos de ámbitos.
3. (after a preposition)
a. sí mismo (masculine) (third person singular)
It isn't always easy to talk about oneself with strangers.No siempre es fácil hablar de sí mismo con desconocidos.
b. sí misma (feminine) (third person singular)
It's important to be patient with oneself as a first time mother.Es importante ser paciente con una misma como madre primeriza.
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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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