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Alone & Lonely (Explained in Hindi & English)

Alone और Lonely का प्रयोग (Explained in Hindi)

1. Alone & Lonely

Alone = अकेला (without other people around you); जैसे

My wife has gone to live with her parents for some days, so I’m forced to live alone. (= मेरी पत्नी कुछ दिन के लिए अपने घर चली गयी है. अतः मैं अकेला रहने के लिए बाध्य हूँ.

Lonely = उदास (क्योंकि तुम अकेले हो और तुम्हें लगता है कि किसी व्यक्ति को तुम्हारी परवाह नहीं है); जैसे

I didn’t know anyone in Mumbai and felt very lonely. (मुंबई में मैं किसी को भी नहीं जानता था और इसलिए मुझे बहुत उदास हो जाता था.)

INCORRECT: I was very alone at first but then I made some friends.
CORRECT: I was very lonely at first but then I made some friends.

2. Lonesome

Lonesome = lonely

Word ‘lonesome’ केवल American English में use किया जाता है, British English में नहीं. India में British English use होती है; अतः ‘lonesome’ का exams में अशुद्ध है.

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Alone & Lonely (Explained in English)

1. Alone & Lonely

Alone = without other people around you; e.g.

My wife has gone to live with her parents for some days, so I’m forced to live alone.

Lonely = sad because you are alone and feel that nobody loves you or cares about you; e.g.

I didn’t know anyone in Mumbai and felt very lonely.

INCORRECT: I was very alone at first but then I made some friends.
CORRECT: I was very lonely at first but then I made some friends.

2. Lonesome

Lonesome = lonely

Word ‘lonesome’ is only used in American English, not in British English. In India we follow only British English; hence use of ‘lonesome’ is incorrect.

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