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"solo" Spanish translation



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Meaning: only

Ella solo quiere un helado.

She only wants an ice cream.

Meaning: alone

Prefiero estar solo en casa.

I prefer to be alone at home.

Meaning: just

Llegué solo a tiempo para la reunión.

I just arrived on time for the meeting.

Meaning: solitary

El lobo es un animal solitario.

The wolf is a solitary animal.

Meaning: lonely

Me siento solo sin ti.

I feel lonely without you.


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A1: Solo quiero un poco de agua.

A1: I just want a little water.

A1: Ella vive sola en su apartamento.

A1: She lives alone in her apartment.

A1: Él habla solo cuando está nervioso.

A1: He talks to himself when he's nervous.

B1: Solo tienes que estudiar para el examen.

B1: You only have to study for the exam.

B1: Siempre me siento solo cuando estoy lejos de mi familia.

B1: I always feel lonely when I'm away from my family.

B1: Me gustaría viajar solo por Europa.

B1: I would like to travel alone around Europe.

C1: Después de la fiesta, volví solo a casa.

C1: After the party, I returned home alone.

C1: Solo si te esfuerzas al máximo, podrás alcanzar tus metas.

C1: Only if you give your best effort, will you be able to achieve your goals.

C1: El cantante actuó solo con su guitarra acústica.

C1: The singer performed alone with his acoustic guitar.

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The Spanish adverb 'solo' means 'only' in English. It is used to indicate that something or someone is the sole or exclusive one, without any others.

In Spanish, 'solo' can be used as an adjective, pronoun, or adverb. As an adjective, it agrees in gender and number with the noun it modifies. As a pronoun, it can refer to a person or thing that is alone or without company. And as an adverb, it modifies verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs to express exclusivity or singularity.

It's important to note that 'solo' has a feminine form, 'sola', which is used when referring to a female subject. Additionally, when 'solo' is used before a masculine singular noun starting with a stressed 'a' sound (like 'amigo'), it changes to 'sólo' with an accent mark.

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