Translation of shortly in Spanish:

shortly

Pronunciation: /ˈʃɔːrtli; ˈʃɔːtli/

adverb/adverbio

  • 1.1 (soon) dentro de poco he'll be leaving shortly for Paris saldrá dentro de poco or [formal] en breve para París I'll be with you shortly enseguida estoy con usted, no tardaré en atenderlo shortly before/after midnight poco antes/después de la medianoche
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    • Details of these will be made available shortly before the summer launch.
    • Again and again we saw those pictures of the television presenter shopping in London shortly before her death.
    • I had tried a number of times to get back into writing shortly after the funeral but I soon gave up.
    1.2 (briefly) en una palabra
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    • The letter shortly, but strictly stated that her previous life and hopes were over.
    • Householders in the Borris area will receive a letter shortly advising them of the offer.
    1.3 (curtly) bruscamente, de modo or de manera cortante

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