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soon
British English: /suːn/
American English: /sun/

Translation of soon in Italian:

adverb

  • 1 (in a short time) the book will be published soon soon there will be no snow left
    di qui a poco non ci sarà più neve
    I'll see you very soon
    ci vediamo prestissimo
    it will soon be three years since we met
    tra poco faranno tre anni che ci conosciamo
    see you soon!
    a presto!
  • 3 (early) we arrived too soon soon enough the sooner the better the sooner we leave, the sooner we'll get there
    prima partiamo, prima arriveremo
    as soon as possible I spoke too soon!
    ho parlato troppo presto!
    as soon as you can
    appena puoi
    as soon as he arrives
    non appena arriverà
    she didn't arrive as soon as we had hoped
    non arrivò così presto come avevamo sperato
    sooner or later
    prima o poi o presto o tardi
    all too soon the summer was over
    l'estate passò in un baleno
    tomorrow at the soonest and not a moment too soon!
    appena in tempo!
  • 4 (not long)they left soon after us
    se ne sono andati poco dopo di noi
    soon after breakfast
    poco dopo colazione
    soon afterwards
    poco (tempo) dopo
    no sooner had I done something than…
    avevo appena fatto qualcosa che…
  • 5 (rather)he would just as soon do
    preferirebbe fare
    I would just as soon do X as do Y
    farei volentieri sia X che Y
    I would sooner not do
    preferirei non fare
    sooner him than me!
    meglio a lui che a me!
    he would sooner die than do
    preferirebbe morire piuttosto che fare

Idioms

least said soonest mended

[proverb]
= meno se ne parla, meglio è

no sooner said than done

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