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I came across both of these words when studying on Duolingo.

"Sola" was translated as "alone", and "unuope" was translated as "by myself", or literally "in a group of one", which seems to mean the same thing.

Are the two words totally interchangeable, or are there some subtle differences in meaning?

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"sola" means "solitary, alone", whereas "unuope" means "one at a time".

La sola hundo trinkas akvon. / The solitary dog drinks water.

or

La hundo trinkas akvon sole / The dog drinks water alone (ie on its own).

v.s.

La hundoj trinkas akvon unuope / The dogs drink water one at a time.

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  • ah right so there is a subtle difference :) thanks! Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 2:05

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