Translation of soon in Spanish:
adverb -er, -est
- 1 (shortly, after a while)soon the days will be growing longerdentro de pocoI left soon afterwardpronto or dentro de poco empezarán a hacerse más largos los díasit'll soon be springyo me fui poco despuésthey're coming soon after eightya falta poco para (que empiece) la primaverawe shall soon know her answervienen poco después de las ochosee you soon sooner or later sooner or later they will have to give inpronto sabremos su respuestatarde o temprano tendrán que ceder
- 2 2.1 (early, quickly) how soon can you be here?I finished sooner than I expected¿cuándo puedes llegar?¿qué tan pronto puedes llegar? (Latin America)how soon can you have it ready? — Tuesday at the soonestterminé antes de lo que esperabaall too soon the holidays were over¿para cuándo me lo puedes tener listo? — para no antes del martesnone too soon, not a minute o moment too soonlas vacaciones pasaron volandoto speak too soonno antes de tiempothank God she's gone — don't speak too soonhablar antes de tiempoit'll be here tonight — as soon as that?gracias a Dios que se ha ido — no cantes victoriaas soon as possibleestará aquí esta noche — ¿tan pronto?the sooner the betterlo antes posiblea la brevedad [formal]the property becomes yours in ten years or upon my death, whichever is the soonercuanto antes mejorshe'd steal your purse as soon as look at youla propiedad pasa a ser tuya dentro de diez años o cuando yo me muera, lo que ocurra primero2.2 (as conjunction) as soon as as soon as he told meno tendría ningún escrúpulo en robarte el monederoas soon as you've finished, you can goen cuanto me lo dijotan pronto como me lo dijono sooner had we set out than it began to rainen cuanto hayas terminado or tan pronto como hayas terminado, te puedes irno sooner said than doneapenas nos habíamos puesto en camino cuando empezó a lloverno bien nos pusimos en camino, empezó a lloverdicho y hechoExample sentences
- Zoe soon arrived and we headed back to Gee's where we sat outside and tried not to sound geeky.
- Go the other way and you will soon arrive on one of the fabulous southern beaches.
- I know of men who are in danger of losing their home if the money doesn't arrive soon.
- At this early stage it is too soon to say whether it has been a good or bad thing to do or what the repercussions of it all might be.
- I kept putting her off, telling her it was too soon and if we bought it too early it would go off.
- Sadly, we have also seen, all too soon, the bitter truth that lives are lost in wars.
- 3 (in phrases) as soon … (as)we'd as soon you didn't tell our fatherI'd as soon quit as work under a boss like thatpreferiríamos que no se lo dijeses a papáI'd just as soon stay at home (as go out)antes que trabajar con un jefe así, me voysooner … (than)I'd sooner not go, to be honest sooner than go against her principles, she handed in her noticeno me importaría quedarme en casatanto me da quedarme en casa (como salir)sooner you than me!antes que actuar en contra de sus principios, prefirió dimitirmejor tú que yome alegro de no ser yo el que tiene que hacerlo
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