sólo


sólo
adj.
1 alone, by himself, isolated, all by oneself.
2 lonely, lonesome.
3 single, by itself.
4 very, merest, only.
m.
1 solo, solo interpretation, solo act.
2 turbot, Psetta maxima.
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solo
adjetivo
1 (sin compañía) alone, on one's own, by oneself; (sin ayuda) (by) oneself, (for) oneself
vive solo he lives alone, he lives by himself
lo dejaron solo he was left on his own
lo haré yo sola I'll do it (by) myself
se apaga solo it switches itself off automatically
2 (solitario) lonely
me siento sola I feel lonely
3 (único) only, sole, single
ni una sola palabra not a single word
ni una sola vez not even once
4 (café) black; (bebida alcohólica) straight
nombre masculino solo
1 (naipes) solitaire
2 familiar (café) black coffee
3 MÚSICA solo
adverbio
1→ {{link=sólo}}sólo
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FRASEOLOGÍA
a solas alone, by oneself
como él solo / como ella sola familiar as only he can / as only she can
quedarse solo,-a familiar to have no equal
cuando empieza a contar chistes se queda solo when he starts telling jokes no one can match him
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solo
nombre masculino
1 (naipes) solitaire
2 familiar (café) black coffee
3 MÚSICA solo
adverbio
1→ {{link=sólo}}sólo
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(f. - sola)
adj.
1) alone
2) only, unique, sole, single
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I
1. ADJ
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

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) (Mús) solo

cantar solo — to sing solo

2. SM
1) (Mús) solo

un solo de guitarra — a guitar solo

un solo para tenor — a tenor solo

2) (=café) black coffee
3) (Naipes) solitaire, patience
4) Cono Sur (=lata) tedious conversation
II
ADV
=sólo ADV (=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.
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adverbio [The accented spelling remains the norm despite the Real Academica Española's recommended form solo] only

sólo quería ayudarte — I only wanted to help, I was only o just trying to help

sólo quiero que me lo expliques — I just want you to explain it to me

es sólo un momento — it will only take a moment

pero si es sólo un niño! — but he's just o only a child!

sólo de pensarlo me dan escalofríos — just o merely thinking about it makes me shudder

no sólo estudia sino que también trabaja — she isn't just studying, she's working as well

sólo con mencionar su nombre me dejaron pasar — I only had to mention his name and they let me through

podríamos ir sólo que no tengo coche — we could go except that I don't have a car

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I
-la adjetivo
a) (sin compañía)

estar/sentirse solo — to be/feel lonely

no tiene amigos allí, está muy solo — he doesn't have any friends out there, he's all alone

lo dejaron solo — (sin compañía) they left him on his own o by himself; (para no molestar) they left him alone

el niño ya camina solo — the baby's walking on his own now

qué bonito! ¿lo hiciste tú solito? — isn't that lovely! did you do it all by yourself?

es mentirosa como ella sola — she's the biggest liar I know

baila como ella sola — nobody dances like her

hablar solo — to talk to oneself

a solas — alone

quedarse más solo que la una — (fam & hum) to be left all by oneself

más vale (estar) solo que mal acompañado — it's better to be on your own than with people you don't like

b) <café/té> black; <whisky> straight, neat; <pan> dry
c) (delante del n) (único)

lo haré con una sola condición — I'll do it on one condition

no puso ni una sola objeción — she didn't raise one o a single objection

su sola presencia me molestaba — her very o mere presence upset me

II
masculino
1) (Mús) solo

un solo de violín — a violin solo

2) (Esp) (café) black coffee
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solo1
1 = alone, lonely [lonelier -comp., loneliest -sup.], on + Posesivo + own, solo, unattended, all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo, lorn.

Ex: I do not think I am alone in believing there is a need for significant change, for reshaping our educational programs as well as our institutional goals and philosophies.

Ex: A lengthy list may be printed off-line and sent through the mail, rather than have the user maintain a lonely vigil at the terminal.
Ex: As a concluding exercise, therefore, it would be helpful for you to try some examples of analysis and translation on your own.
Ex: Many subjects lend themselves to a quasi-arithmetical arrangement, eg music: solos, duets, trios, etc.
Ex: He was hired to bring the library up to speed after a period of 2 years when it had been unattended by a librarian.
Ex: One can only cultivate one's virtues all by oneself, and no one else can take one's place.
Ex: Certainly, it is possible to do it by oneself.
Ex: I felt lorn and bereft, then suddenly it was gone, leaving me empty and shaken the way a storm shakes the land and the sea.
* a cargo de una sola persona = one-man band.
* Algo a cargo de una sola persona = one-person operation.
* aparecer por sí solo = stand on + Posesivo + own.
* aparecer solo = stand + alone.
* arreglárselas solo = losers weepers.
* a solas = by + Reflexivo.
* a un solo espacio = single-spaced.
* aventura de una sola noche = one-night stand.
* con una sola acción = in one action.
* con un solo brazo = one-armed.
* con un solo filo = single-edge.
* con un solo ojo = one-eyed.
* cuchillo de un solo uso = disposable knife.
* dejar a Alguien que se las apañe solo = leave + Pronombre + to + Posesivo + own devices.
* dejar a Alguien que se las arregle solo = leave + Pronombre + to + Posesivo + own devices.
* dejar que Alguien se las arregle solo = leave (up) to + Posesivo + own resources.
* dejar solo = leave + Alguien + alone, leave + Nombre + alone, leave + Nombre + undisturbed.
* de una sola cara = single sided.
* de una sola escritura = write-once.
* de una sola persona = one-man.
* de una sola vez = once-only, at one pull, at one whack, in one shot, in one lump, in one action, in one go, in one fell swoop, at one fell swoop.
* de un solo brazo = one-armed.
* de un solo filo = single-edge.
* de un solo ojo = one-eyed.
* de un solo uso = disposable, single-use.
* en una sola columna = single columned, single-column.
* escrito por un solo autor = single authored [single-authored].
* estar solo = stand + alone, be on + Posesivo + own.
* forma de un solo fondo = single-faced mould.
* forma de un solo fondo para papel verjurado = single-faced laid mould.
* hacerlo solo = do + it + on + Posesivo + own.
* jugárselo todo a una sola carta = put + all (of) + Posesivo + eggs in one basket.
* ligue de una sola noche = one-night stand.
* ni una sola vez = not once (did).
* plato de un solo uso = disposable plate.
* por sí solo = by itself, for its/their own sake, on its own, in and of + Reflexivo.
* por sí solos = by themselves, in themselves.
* por uno solo = solo.
* ser de un solo uso = be a one-trip pony.
* servilleta de un solo uso = disposable napkin.
* sin demorarse un (solo) minuto = without a moment wasted, without a wasted moment, without a minute wasted, without a wasted minute.
* sin desperdiciar un (solo) minuto = without a wasted moment, without a minute wasted, without a wasted minute.
* sin perder un (solo) minuto = without a moment wasted, without a wasted moment, without a minute wasted, without a wasted minute.
* solas = all by + Reflexivo.
* solo ante el peligro = out on a limb.
* tenedor de un solo uso = disposable fork.
* tener que arreglárselas solo = leave (up) to + Posesivo + own resources, leave to + Posesivo + own devices.

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solo1 -la
adjective
1
(sin compañía): no conoce a nadie en la ciudad, está muy solo he doesn't know anyone in the town, he's all alone o all on his own
se fueron todos y lo dejaron solo they all went off and left him alone o on his own o by himself
estaba or me sentía muy sola I was o I felt very lonely
el niño ya camina solo the baby's walking on his own now
¡qué bonito! ¿lo hiciste tú solito? isn't that lovely! did you do it all by yourself?
se quedó solo cuando era un muchacho he was left alone in the world when he was only a boy
para una persona sola da pereza cocinar cooking is a real effort when you are on your own o by yourself, cooking for one o just for yourself is a real effort
es mentirosa como ella sola she's the biggest liar I know
habla sola she talks to herself
a solas alone
quiero hablar contigo a solas I want to talk to you alone
quedarse más solo que la una (fam hum); to be left all by oneself, to be left all on one's tod (BrE colloq)
más vale (estar) solo que mal acompañado it's better to be on your own than with people you don't like
2 ‹café/té› black; ‹whisky› straight, neat
me gusta el pan así solo, sin mantequilla I like bread on its own o plain bread like this, without butter, I like bread like this, with nothing on it
3 (delante del n)
(único): te lo presto con una sola condición I'll lend it to you on one condition
no puso ni una sola objeción she didn't raise one o a single objection
su sola presencia me molestaba her very o mere presence upset me
hay una sola dificultad there's just one problem
solo2
masculine
A (Mús) solo
un solo de violín a violin solo
B (Esp) (café) black coffee
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Del verbo solar: (conjugate solar)

soló es:

3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) pretérito indicativo

Multiple Entries:
solar    
solo    
sólo
solar adjetivo ‹energía/año/placasolar;
los rayos sóloes the sun's rays

■ sustantivo masculino
1 (terreno) piece of land, site
2
a) (casa solariega) ancestral home

b) (linaje) lineage

3 (Per) (casa de vecindad) tenement building
solo 1
-la adjetivo

a) (sin compañía):

estar/sentirse sólo to be/feel lonely;

lo dejaron sólo (sin compañía) they left him on his own o by himself;

(para no molestar) they left him alone;
el niño ya camina sólo the baby's walking on his own now;

hacen los deberes sólos they do their homework by themselves;
hablar sólo to talk to oneself;
a solas alone, by oneself
b)café/téblack;

whiskystraight, neat;
pandry
c) (delante del n) (único):

lo haré con una sola condición I'll do it on one condition;

hay un sólo problema there's just one problem
solo 2 sustantivo masculino (Mús) solo
sólo The written accent may be omitted when there is no risk of confusion with the adjective adverbio
only;
sólo or solo quería ayudarte I only wanted to help, I was only o just trying to help;
sólo or solo de pensarlo me dan escalofríos just o merely thinking about it makes me shudder;
canto sólo porque me gusta I sing just for pleasure

solar 1 sustantivo masculino
1 (terreno para edificar) plot
2 Hist (mansión ancestral) noble house
solar 2 adjetivo solar
energía solar, solar energy
luz solar, sunlight
sistema solar, solar system
solar 3 vtr (el suelo) to floor, pave
solo,-a
I adjetivo
1 (único) only, single: en la caja había una sola galleta, there was a single biscuit in the box
no me ha respondido ni una sola vez, he hasn't answered once
2 (sin compañía) alone: me gusta estar sola, I like to be alone
iba hablando solo por la calle, he was walking down the street talking to himself
vive solo, he lives alone
3 (sin protección, apoyo) se siente sola, she feels lonely
4 (sin añadidos) un whisky solo, a whisky on its own ➣ Ver nota en alone
5 (sin ayuda, sin intervención) se desconecta solo, it switches itself off automatically
podemos resolverlo (nosotros) solos, we can solve it by ourselves
II sustantivo masculino
1 Mús solo: el concierto comienza con un solo de piano, the concert starts off with a piano solo
2 Esp black (coffee)
III adverbio only: solo con mirarle sabes que está mintiendo, just by looking at him you can tell he is lying
(tan) solo quiero hablar con él, I only want to talk to him
♦ Locuciones: a solas, alone

'sólo' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
actual
- actualidad
- bastante
- bastarse
- batería
- bebible
- cada
- café
- cala
- cerdo
- como
- concernir
- corresponder
- dato
- decir
- dejar
- delgada
- delgado
- desalmada
- desalmado
- disparate
- don
- doña
- dos
- entera
- entero
- escaramuza
- faltar
- folclórica
- folclórico
- frustrarse
- gustar
- hablarse
- hasta
- iceberg
- indispensable
- individual
- infante
- infarto
- interés
- irse
- limitarse
- media
- medio
- mucha
- mucho
- mustia
- mustio
- para
- pintarse
English:
aback
- ablaze
- actual
- alive
- alone
- already
- also
- ammunition
- approximation
- as
- aside
- asleep
- attain
- attention span
- bear
- bear with
- beware
- black
- boat
- bring in
- bust
- but
- by
- cater
- certain
- close
- coffee
- conjecture
- dabble
- detest
- disposable
- do
- down
- effect
- end
- female
- find
- fix
- fraction
- fun
- further
- game
- go
- half
- hand-luggage
- hear of
- herself
- himself
- incoming
- isolated
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solo1, sólo adv Note that the adverb solo can be written with an accent when there is a risk of confusion with the adjective.
only, just;
solo he venido a despedirme I've only o just come to say goodbye;
come solo fruta y verdura she only o just eats fruit and vegetables;
es solo un bebé he's only o just a baby;
solo le importa el dinero she's only interested in money, all she cares about is money;
trabajo veinte horas a la semana – ¿solo? I work twenty hours a week – is that all?;
no solo… sino (también)… not only… but (also)…;
no solo me insultaron sino que además me golpearon they didn't only insult me, they beat me too, not only did they insult me, they beat me too;
con solo o [m5]solo con una llamada basta para obtener el crédito all you need to do to get the loan is to make one phone call;
con solo o [m5]solo con accionar la palanca… by simply operating the lever…;
solo con que te disculpes me conformo all you need to do is apologize and I'll be happy, all I ask is that you apologize;
solo de pensarlo me pongo enfermo just thinking about it makes me ill;
solo que… only…;
lo compraría, solo que no tengo dinero I would buy it, only I haven't got any money;
solo se vive una vez you only live once
solo2, -a
adj
1. [sin nadie, sin compañía] alone;
me gusta estar solo I like being alone o on my own o by myself;
¿vives sola? do you live alone o on your own o by yourself?;
lo hice yo solo I did it on my own o by myself;
me quedé solo [todos se fueron] I was left on my own;
[nadie me apoyó] I was left isolated;
se quedó solo a temprana edad he was on his own from an early age;
quería estar a solas she wanted to be alone o by herself;
ya hablaremos tú y yo a solas we'll have a talk with just the two of us, we'll have a talk alone;
Fam
es gracioso/simpático como él solo he's really funny/nice;
Comp
estar/quedarse más solo que la una to be/be left all on one's own;
Prov
más vale estar solo que mal acompañado better to be alone than to be with the wrong people
2. [solitario] lonely;
me sentía solo I felt lonely
3. [sin nada] on its own;
[café] black; [whisky] neat;
¿quieres el café solo o con leche? would you like your coffee black or with milk?;
le gusta comer el arroz solo he likes to eat rice on its own
4. [único] single;
no me han comprado ni un solo regalo they didn't buy me a single present;
ni una sola gota not a (single) drop;
dame una sola razón give me one reason;
queda una sola esperanza only one hope remains
5. [mero, simple] very, mere;
la sola idea de suspender me deprime the very o mere idea of failing depresses me;
el solo hecho de que se disculpe ya le honra the very fact that he is apologizing is to his credit
nm
1. Mús solo;
un solo de guitarra a guitar solo
2. Fam [café] black coffee
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solo
adj
1 single;
estar solo be alone;
sentirse solo feel lonely;
a solas alone, by o.s.;
más solo que la una all alone, all by oneself;
por sí solo by o.s.
2 café black
3 (único)
:
un solo día a single day
II m MÚS solo
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sólo adv
solamente: just, only
sólo quieren comer: they just want to eat
solo, -la adj
1) : alone, by oneself
2) : lonely
3) único: only, sole, unique
hay un solo problema: there's only one problem
4)
a solas : alone
solo nm
: solo
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solo1 adj
1. (sin compañía) alone / on your own
estaba solo he was alone
vive sola she lives alone / she lives on her own
vino solo he came on his own
2. (solitario) lonely [comp. lonelier; superl. loneliest]
se siente muy sola she feels very lonely
3. (sin ayuda) on your own / by yourself
¿lo has hecho tú solo? did you do it by yourself?
4. (único) one
una sola persona one single persona
hay un solo problema there's just one problema
solo2 n
1. (café) black coffee
2. (música) solo

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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