solely
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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. (only)
a. exclusivamente
Ed's essay about his family's Hispanic culture dealt almost solely with food.El ensayo de Ed sobre la cultura hispana de su familia trataba casi exclusivamente de comida.
b. solo
These migrants rely solely on the support of charities and local authorities.Estos inmigrantes cuentan solo con el apoyo de las organizaciones de benéficas y las autoridades locales.
c. sólo
I did it solely for your own good.Lo hice sólo por tu propio bien.
d. solamente
My blog is addressed solely to professional mechanics.Mi blog va dirigido solamente a mecánicos profesionales.
e. únicamente
Delia has decided to focus solely on the writing of her novel this year.Este año Delia ha decidido centrarse únicamente en la escritura de su novela.
2. (alone)
a. solo (adjective)
He's an outstanding batter, and he solely carries the rest of his mediocre team.Es un bateador excepcional y es él solo quien tira del resto de su mediocre equipo.
b. único (adjective)
Of course the government is not solely to blame for the crisis, but it hasn't done anything to get out of it.Por supuesto, el gobierno no es el único responsable de la crisis, pero no ha hecho nada por salir de ella.
c. por sí solo
Marisa tries to make me feel guilty for what she did solely, without any help from me.Marisa trata de hacerme sentir culpable por algo que hizo ella por sí sola, sin mi ayuda.
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solely
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (general)
a. únicamente
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
solely [ˈsəʊllɪ]
adverb
(only) únicamente; solamente; solo; sólo; (exclusively) exclusivamente
In the past the standard spelling for [solo] as an 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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