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gū dān
adj. lonely, solitary; weak, feeble
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The translations of 孤单 and 寂寞 look very similar. The difference is: 孤单 (lonely solitary), emphasizes on one being alone, by him/herself, no company. 寂寞 on the other hand is more about someone's feeling. A person can be surrounded by a bunch of people and still feel 寂寞.
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