solo
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solo(
so
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lo
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (music)
a. el solo
(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).
Everyone sat mesmerized by Lester Young's sublime saxophone solo.Todo el mundo quedó cautivado por el sublime solo de saxofón de Lester Young.
2. (card games)
a. el solo
(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).
Tonight's my night to beat you three at solo.Esta noche es mi noche para ganarles a ustedes tres en el solo.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (done alone)
a. a solas
Climbing solo is a form of meditation for Cesar.Escalar a solas es una forma de meditación para César.
b. solo
Though working at a big law firm had its perks, Saul decided he wanted to do it solo.Aunque trabajar en un bufete de abogados grande tenía sus ventajas, Saúl decidió que quería trabajar solo.
c. en solitario
Brad had been logging a lot of flight time, and now he was ready to fly solo.Brad había estado registrando mucho tiempo de vuelo y ya estaba listo para volar en solitario.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (music)
a. en solo (piece)
Betsy performed a beautiful solo cello piece by Bach at the talent show.Betsy interpretó una hermosa pieza para violonchelo en solo de Bach en el concurso de talentos.
b. en solitario (album)
After the stifling dynamic of the band, the singer's solo debut unleashed an explosion of creativity.Después de la dinámica sofocante de la banda, el debut en solitario del cantante desencadenó una explosión de creatividad.
5. (aviation)
a. en solitario
In those days, a solo flight that long was considered a very dangerous adventure.En aquel entonces, un vuelo en solitario así de largo se consideraba una aventura muy peligrosa.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (music)
a. tocar un solo
Last night, Chris soloed on the drums and impressed the crowd.Anoche Chris tocó un solo en la batería e impresionó al público.
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solo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (musical)
a. el solo
(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).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (performance)
a. en solitario
solo flightvuelo en solitario
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (general)
a. en solitario
to go soloiniciar una carrera en solitario
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solo [ˈsəʊləʊ]
noun
solos (plural)
1 (Mús) solo (m)
a tenor solo un solo para tenor; a guitar solo un solo de guitarra
2 (Cards) solo (m)
adjective
solo flight vuelo (m) a solas; passage for solo violin pasaje (m) para violín solo; solo trip round the world vuelta (f) al mundo en solitario
adverb
solo; a solas
to fly solo volar a solas; to sing solo cantar solo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
sólo
Listen to an audio pronunciation
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sólo(
soh
-
loh
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (exclusively)
a. only
Sólo me duele al respirar.It only hurts when I'm breathing.
2. (simply)
a. just
Mi perro no es agresivo, sólo está asustado.My dog is not aggressive; he's just frightened.
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sólo
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (general)
a. only, just
no sólo… sino (también)…not only… but (also)…
con sólo, sólo conjust by
sólo que…only…
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solo
adjective
1 (sin compañía) alone; on one's own
pasa los días solo en su cuarto he spends the days alone o on his own in his room; iré solo I'll go alone o on my own; dejar solo a algn to leave sb alone; me quedé solo I was left alone; habla solo he talks to himself; se quedó solo a los siete años he was left an orphan o alone in the world at seven
estar más solo que la una to be all on one's own
es tonto como él solo he's as stupid as they come
lo hace como él solo he does it as no one else can
se queda solo contando mentiras he's as good a liar as you'll find
más vale estar solo que mal acompañado it's better to be on your own than in bad company
2 (solitario) lonely
me siento muy solo I feel very lonely
3 (único)
su sola preocupación es ganar dinero his one o only concern is to make money; con esta sola condición on this one condition; hay una sola dificultad there is only o just one problem; no hubo ni una sola objeción there was not a single objection
4 (sin acompañamiento) [+café, té] black; [+whisky, vodka, ron] straight; neat
tendremos que comer pan solo we shall have to eat plain bread
5 (Música) solo
cantar solo to sing solo
1 (Música) solo
un solo de guitarra a guitar solo; un solo para tenor a tenor solo
2 (café) black coffee
3 (Naipes) solitaire; patience
4 (S. Cone) (lata) tedious conversation
solo
sólo
adverb
(únicamente) only; (exclusivamente) solely; merely; just
solo quiero verlo I only o just want to see it; es solo un teniente he's only a lieutenant; he's a mere lieutenant; no solo A sino también B not only A but also B; solo con apretar un botón at the touch of a button; me parece bien solo que no tengo tiempo that's fine, only o but I don't have the time; ven aunque solo sea para media hora come even if it's just for half an hour; con solo que sepas tocar algunas notas even if you only know how to play a few notes; solo con que estudies dos horas diarias by studying for as little as two hours a day; tan solo only; just; solo que ... except that ...; viajará sólo un par de días he'll only be away for a couple of days
In the past the standard spelling for this adverb was with an accent ([sólo]). Nowadays the [Real Academia Española] advises that the accented form is only required where there might otherwise be confusion with the adjective [solo].
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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