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early
British English: /ˈəːli/
American English: /ˈərli/

Translation of early in Italian:

adjective

  • 1 (one of the first) (attempt, role, years, play) in an early role
    in una delle sue prime apparizioni
    the author's early novels
    i primi romanzi dell'autore
    the early weeks of the strike
    le prime settimane dello sciopero
    one of the earliest attempts
    uno dei primissimi tentativi
    in an earlier life
  • 3 (in period of time) See examples:in early childhood at an early age to be in one's early thirties to make an early start
    partire presto o di buonora
    to take the early train
    prendere il primo treno
    at the earliest
    al più presto
    the earliest I can manage is Monday
    non posso prima di lunedì
    at an early hour in the early hours in the early Middle Ages, 60's
    nell'alto Medioevo, nei primi anni 60
    in the early spring in the early afternoon at an early date (in future)
    in data vicina, prossimamente
    the earliest days of the cinema
    l'avvento del cinema
    an earlier attempt, experience
    un tentativo, un'esperienza precedente

adverb

  • 1 (in period of time)
    (leave, arrive, book, start)
    (get up, go to bed)
    it's still early it's too early to say can you let me know as early as possible? can you make it earlier? (arranging date)
    potremmo fare prima?
    five minutes earlier
    cinque minuti prima
    Fred can't get there earlier than 3 pm
    Fred non può arrivare prima delle tre del pomeriggio
    as early as 1983
    fin dal 1983
    early next year, in the film
    all'inizio del prossimo anno, del film
    early in the afternoon (very) early on
    agli inizi o albori
    early on in her career
    agli inizi della sua carriera
    I realized early on that …
    mi resi immediatamente conto che …
    as I said earlier “post, early for Christmas”
    “spedite in anticipo gli auguri di Natale”
  • 2 (before expected, too soon)
    (arrive, leave, ripen)
    I'm sorry to arrive a bit early o I'm sorry I'm a bit early
    mi spiace, sono un po' in anticipo
    the postman called o was early today
    il postino è arrivato prima stamattina
    the strawberries are early this year
    le fragole quest'anno sono primaticce, precoci
    to do something two days, three weeks early
    fare qualcosa con due giorni, tre settimane di anticipo
    to retire early

Idioms

early to bed early to rise

it's early days yet

è solo l'inizio o è presto per dirlo

it's the early bird that catches the worm!

to be an early bird

to be a bit early in the day to say

essere un po' troppo presto per dire

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