early

early
['ɜːlɪ] 1.
aggettivo
1) (one of the first) [attempt, role, play] primo

early man — uomo primitivo

2) (sooner than usual) [death] prematuro; [delivery, settlement] rapido; [vegetable, fruit] precoce, primaticcio

to have an early lunch, night — pranzare, andare a letto presto

to take early retirement — andare in prepensionamento

at the earliest possible opportunity — alla primissima occasione

at your earliest convenience — form. non appena possibile, con cortese sollecitudine

3) (in period of time)

in early childhood — nella prima infanzia

at an early age — in giovane età

to be in one's early thirties — essere sulla trentina

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 — di buonora

in the early 60's — nei primi anni 60

in the early spring — all'inizio della primavera

in the early afternoon — nel primo pomeriggio

at an early date — (in future) in data vicina, prossimamente

an earlier attempt — un tentativo precedente

2.
avverbio
1) (in period of time) [arrive, book] presto, per tempo; [get up, go to bed] presto, di buonora

it's too early to say — è troppo presto per dirlo

as early as possible — al più presto possibile

as early as 1983 — fin dal 1983

early next year, in the film — all'inizio del prossimo anno, del film

early in the afternoon — nel primo pomeriggio

(very) early on — agli inizi o albori

2) (before expected) [arrive, ripen] in anticipo

I'm a bit early — sono un po' in anticipo

to do sth. two days early — fare qcs. con due giorni di anticipo

to retire early — andare in prepensionamento

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early to bed early to rise — il mattino ha l'oro in bocca

it's early days yet — è solo l'inizio, è presto per dirlo

it's the early bird that catches the worm! — prov. chi dorme non piglia pesci!

to be an early bird o riser — essere mattiniero

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['ə:li] 1. adverb
1) (near the beginning (of a period of time etc): early in my life; early in the afternoon.) presto
2) (sooner than others; sooner than usual; sooner than expected or than the appointed time: He arrived early; She came an hour early.) presto
2. adjective
1) (belonging to, or happening, near the beginning of a period of time etc: early morning; in the early part of the century.) presto, all'inizio di
2) (belonging to the first stages of development: early musical instruments.) primitivo, antico
3) (happening etc sooner than usual or than expected: the baby's early arrival; It's too early to get up yet.) prematuro; presto
4) (prompt: I hope for an early reply to my letter.) pronto
- early bird
* * *
['ɜːlɪ] 1.
aggettivo
1) (one of the first) [attempt, role, play] primo

early man — uomo primitivo

2) (sooner than usual) [death] prematuro; [delivery, settlement] rapido; [vegetable, fruit] precoce, primaticcio

to have an early lunch, night — pranzare, andare a letto presto

to take early retirement — andare in prepensionamento

at the earliest possible opportunity — alla primissima occasione

at your earliest convenience — form. non appena possibile, con cortese sollecitudine

3) (in period of time)

in early childhood — nella prima infanzia

at an early age — in giovane età

to be in one's early thirties — essere sulla trentina

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 — di buonora

in the early 60's — nei primi anni 60

in the early spring — all'inizio della primavera

in the early afternoon — nel primo pomeriggio

at an early date — (in future) in data vicina, prossimamente

an earlier attempt — un tentativo precedente

2.
avverbio
1) (in period of time) [arrive, book] presto, per tempo; [get up, go to bed] presto, di buonora

it's too early to say — è troppo presto per dirlo

as early as possible — al più presto possibile

as early as 1983 — fin dal 1983

early next year, in the film — all'inizio del prossimo anno, del film

early in the afternoon — nel primo pomeriggio

(very) early on — agli inizi o albori

2) (before expected) [arrive, ripen] in anticipo

I'm a bit early — sono un po' in anticipo

to do sth. two days early — fare qcs. con due giorni di anticipo

to retire early — andare in prepensionamento

••

early to bed early to rise — il mattino ha l'oro in bocca

it's early days yet — è solo l'inizio, è presto per dirlo

it's the early bird that catches the worm! — prov. chi dorme non piglia pesci!

to be an early bird o riser — essere mattiniero


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