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Pronunciation: /suːn/

Translation of soon in Spanish:

adverb/adverbio (-er, -est)

  • 1 (shortly, after a while) pronto, dentro de poco soon the days will be growing longer pronto or dentro de poco empezarán a hacerse más largos los días 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 we shall soon know her answer pronto sabremos su respuesta see you soon hasta pronto sooner or later tarde o temprano sooner or later they will have to give in tarde o temprano tendrán que ceder
  • 2 2.1 (early, quickly) pronto how soon can you be here? ¿cuándo puedes llegar?, ¿qué tan pronto puedes llegar? (Latin America/América Latina) I finished sooner than I expected terminé antes de lo que esperaba how soon can you have it ready? — Tuesday at the soonest ¿para cuándo me lo puedes tener listo? — para no antes del martes all too soon the holidays were 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, a la brevedad [formal] the sooner the better cuanto antes mejor the property becomes yours in ten years or upon my death, whichever is the sooner la propiedad pasa a ser tuya dentro de diez años o cuando yo me muera, lo que ocurra primero she'd steal your purse as soon as look at you no tendría ningún escrúpulo en robarte el monedero 2.2 (as conjunction/como conjunción) as soon as en cuanto, tan pronto como as soon as he told me en cuanto me lo dijo, tan pronto como me lo dijo 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 bien nos pusimos en camino, empezó a llover no sooner said than done dicho y hecho
    Example 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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/en locuciones) as soon … (as) we'd as soon you didn't tell our father preferiríamos que no se lo dijeses a papá I'd as soon quit as work under a boss like that antes que trabajar con un jefe así, me voy 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 than go against her principles, she handed in her notice antes que actuar en contra de sus principios, prefirió dimitir sooner you than me! mejor tú que yo, me alegro de no ser yo el que tiene que hacerlo

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