soon

soon
[suːn]
avverbio
1) (in a short time) presto

soon there will be no snow left — di qui a poco non ci sarà più neve

it will soon be three years since we met — tra poco faranno tre anni che ci conosciamo

see you soon! — a presto!

2) (quickly) presto, in fretta

it soon became clear that — fu subito chiaro che

3) (early) presto

the sooner the better — prima è meglio è

the sooner we leave, the sooner we'll get there — prima partiamo, prima arriveremo

as soon as possible — il più presto possibile

as soon as you can — appena puoi

sooner or later — prima o poi, presto o tardi

all too soon the summer was over — l'estate passò in un baleno

and not a moment too soon! — appena in tempo!

4) (not long)

he left soon after us — se ne è andato poco dopo di noi

soon afterwards — poco (tempo) dopo

no sooner had I done... — avevo appena fatto

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

••

least said soonest mended — prov. = meno se ne parla, meglio è

no sooner said than done — detto fatto

* * *
[su:n]
adverb
1) (in a short time from now or from the time mentioned: They'll be here sooner than you think; I hope he arrives soon.) presto
2) (early: It's too soon to tell.) presto
3) (willingly: I would sooner stand than sit.) piuttosto
- no sooner ... than
- sooner or later
- the sooner the better
* * *
[suːn]
avverbio
1) (in a short time) presto

soon there will be no snow left — di qui a poco non ci sarà più neve

it will soon be three years since we met — tra poco faranno tre anni che ci conosciamo

see you soon! — a presto!

2) (quickly) presto, in fretta

it soon became clear that — fu subito chiaro che

3) (early) presto

the sooner the better — prima è meglio è

the sooner we leave, the sooner we'll get there — prima partiamo, prima arriveremo

as soon as possible — il più presto possibile

as soon as you can — appena puoi

sooner or later — prima o poi, presto o tardi

all too soon the summer was over — l'estate passò in un baleno

and not a moment too soon! — appena in tempo!

4) (not long)

he left soon after us — se ne è andato poco dopo di noi

soon afterwards — poco (tempo) dopo

no sooner had I done... — avevo appena fatto

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

••

least said soonest mended — prov. = meno se ne parla, meglio è

no sooner said than done — detto fatto


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