soon

soon
su:n
adverb
1) (in a short time from now or from the time mentioned: They'll be here sooner than you think; I hope he arrives soon.) pronto, en breve, dentro de poco
2) (early: It's too soon to tell.) pronto, temprano
3) (willingly: I would sooner stand than sit.) antes, (prefiero estar de pie antes de estar sentado)
- no sooner ... than
- sooner or later
- the sooner the better

soon adv pronto / dentro de poco
the bus will soon be here el autobús llegará dentro de poco
please write back soon escríbeme pronto, por favor
I must go soon me tengo que ir dentro de poco
as soon as en cuanto / tan pronto como
as soon as I know anything, I'll ring you en cuanto sepa algo, te llamaré
as soon as possible cuanto antes
soon after poco después
they left soon after lunch se marcharon poco después de comer
soon
tr[sʊːn]
adverb
1 (within a short time) pronto, dentro de poco
write soon escríbeme pronto
it'll soon be over falta poco para que se acabe
we must be going soon nos tenemos que ir dentro de poco
soon after lunch poco después de comer
we'll soon be home pronto estaremos en casa
see you soon hasta pronto
2 (early) pronto, temprano
it's too soon to tell es demasiado pronto para saberlo
you spoke too soon hablaste antes de tiempo
must you leave so soon? ¿ya te marchas?
how soon can you get here? ¿cuándo puedes estar aquí?
3 (expressing preference, readiness, willingness)
I'd (just) as soon eat in as ... preferiría comer en casa que ...
I'd just as soon not, if you don't mind preferiría que no, si no te importa
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as soon as en cuanto, tan pronto como
as soon as we hear anything, we'll let you know en cuanto sepamos algo, te lo haremos saber
I'll leave as soon as I can me iré en cuanto pueda
as soon as possible cuanto antes, lo más pronto posible
not a moment too soon no antes de tiempo
soon afterwards poco después
soon ['su:n] adv
1) : pronto, dentro de poco
he'll arrive soon: llegará pronto
2) quickly: pronto
as soon as possible: lo más pronto posible
the sooner the better: cuanto antes mejor
soon
adv.
en breve adv.
luego adv.
pronto adv.
próximamente adv.
temprano adv.
suːn
adverb -er, -est
1) (shortly, after a while) pronto, dentro de poco

I left soon afterward — yo me fui poco después

it'll soon be spring — ya falta poco para (que empiece) la primavera

they're coming soon after eight — vienen poco después de las ocho

see you soon — hasta pronto

sooner or later — tarde o temprano

2)
a) (early, quickly) pronto

how soon can you be here? — ¿cuándo puedes llegar?, ¿qué tan pronto puedes llegar? (AmL)

I finished sooner than I expected — terminé antes de lo que esperaba

all too soon the vacation was over — las vacaciones pasaron volando

none too soon, not a minute o moment too soon — no antes de tiempo

to speak too soon — hablar antes de tiempo

thank God she's gone - don't speak too soon — gracias a Dios que se ha ido - no cantes victoria

it'll be here tonight - as soon as that? — estará aquí esta noche - ¿tan pronto?

as soon as possible — lo antes posible, cuanto antes

the sooner the better — cuanto antes mejor

she'd steal your purse as soon as look at you — no tendría ningún escrúpulo en robarte el monedero

b) (as conj)

as soon as — en cuanto, tan pronto como

as soon as you've finished, you can go — en cuanto hayas terminado or tan pronto como hayas terminado, te puedes ir

no sooner had we set out than it began to rain — apenas nos habíamos puesto en camino cuando empezó a llover

no sooner said than done — dicho y hecho

3) (in phrases)

as soon ... (as): I'd just as soon stay at home (as go out) no me importaría quedarme en casa, tanto me da quedarme en casa (como salir); sooner ... (than): I'd sooner not go, to be honest a decir verdad, preferiría no ir; sooner you than me! — mejor tú que yo, me alegro de no ser yo el que tiene que hacerlo

[suːn]
ADV
1) (=before long) pronto, dentro de poco

they'll be here soon — pronto llegarán, llegarán dentro de poco

it will soon be summer — pronto llegará el verano, falta poco para que llegue el verano

soon afterwards — poco después

come back soon — vuelve pronto

2) (=early, quickly) pronto, temprano

how soon can you be ready? — ¿cuánto tardas en prepararte?

how soon can you come? — ¿cuándo puedes venir?

Friday is too soon — el viernes es muy pronto

we got there too soon — llegamos demasiado pronto or temprano

it's too soon to tell — es demasiado pronto para saber

we were none too soon — no llegamos antes de tiempo, llegamos justo

all too soon it was over — terminó demasiado pronto

not a minute or moment too soon — ya era hora

3)

as soon as — en cuanto, tan pronto como

I'll do it as soon as I can — lo haré en cuanto pueda, lo haré tan pronto como pueda

as soon as you see her — en cuanto la veas, tan pronto como la veas

as soon as it was finished — en cuanto se terminó

as soon as possible — cuanto antes, lo antes posible, lo más pronto posible

4) (expressing preference)

I would (just) as soon not go — preferiría no ir

I would (just) as soon he didn't know — preferiría que él no lo supiera

she'd marry him as soon as not — se casaría con él y tan contenta

sooner AS SOON AS ► As with other time conjunctions, en cuanto and tan pronto como are used with the {subjunctive} if the action which follows hasn't happened yet or hadn't happened at the time of speaking:
As soon as or The moment we finish, I've got to write an editorial En cuanto terminemos or Tan pronto como terminemos, tengo que escribir un editorial
As soon as I know the dates, I'll let you know En cuanto sepa or Tan pronto como sepa las fechas, te lo diré En cuanto and tan pronto como are used with the {indicative} when the action in the time clause has already taken place:
He left the podium as soon as or the moment he received his prize Se bajó del podio en cuanto recibió or tan pronto como recibió el premio En cuanto and tan pronto como are also used with the {indicative} when describing habitual actions:
As soon as any faxes arrive, they're put in a special box En cuanto llegan or Tan pronto como llegan los faxes, se guardan en una caja especial For further uses and examples, see main entry
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[suːn]
adverb -er, -est
1) (shortly, after a while) pronto, dentro de poco

I left soon afterward — yo me fui poco después

it'll soon be spring — ya falta poco para (que empiece) la primavera

they're coming soon after eight — vienen poco después de las ocho

see you soon — hasta pronto

sooner or later — tarde o temprano

2)
a) (early, quickly) pronto

how soon can you be here? — ¿cuándo puedes llegar?, ¿qué tan pronto puedes llegar? (AmL)

I finished sooner than I expected — terminé antes de lo que esperaba

all too soon the vacation was over — las vacaciones pasaron volando

none too soon, not a minute o moment too soon — no antes de tiempo

to speak too soon — hablar antes de tiempo

thank God she's gone - don't speak too soon — gracias a Dios que se ha ido - no cantes victoria

it'll be here tonight - as soon as that? — estará aquí esta noche - ¿tan pronto?

as soon as possible — lo antes posible, cuanto antes

the sooner the better — cuanto antes mejor

she'd steal your purse as soon as look at you — no tendría ningún escrúpulo en robarte el monedero

b) (as conj)

as soon as — en cuanto, tan pronto como

as soon as you've finished, you can go — en cuanto hayas terminado or tan pronto como hayas terminado, te puedes ir

no sooner had we set out than it began to rain — apenas nos habíamos puesto en camino cuando empezó a llover

no sooner said than done — dicho y hecho

3) (in phrases)

as soon ... (as): I'd just as soon stay at home (as go out) no me importaría quedarme en casa, tanto me da quedarme en casa (como salir); sooner ... (than): I'd sooner not go, to be honest a decir verdad, preferiría no ir; sooner you than me! — mejor tú que yo, me alegro de no ser yo el que tiene que hacerlo


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