♦ soon

♦ soon
♦ soon /su:n/
avv.
1 presto; fra breve; fra poco; di lì a poco; di buonora: It will soon be Christmas, presto sarà Natale; He will be back soon, sarà di ritorno fra poco; We were soon to know the result, di lì a poco avremmo conosciuto il risultato; soon after, subito dopo; poco dopo; as soon as possible, non appena possibile; al più presto; il più presto possibile; as soon as you can, appena puoi; appena potrai
2 piuttosto; di preferenza: I would as soon stay at home, piuttosto resto a casa; I would sooner do it myself, preferirei farlo io stesso (o da me); I would sooner die than surrender, preferirei la morte alla resa; I'd just as soon (not), preferisco (di no)
sooner, più presto; prima: He got there sooner than we expected, è arrivato là prima di quel che credevamo □ the sooner the better, quanto prima, tanto meglio; più presto è, meglio è □ sooner or later, presto o tardi; prima o poi □ as soon as, appena; non appena; (così) presto come: As soon as he saw her, he ran away, appena la vide, corse via; The goods won't arrive as soon as we hoped, la merce non arriverà presto come speravamo □ (fam.) as soon as look at you, senza pensarci due volte; come niente fosse □ as soon (o as soon as not), indifferentemente: I would as soon go as stay (o I would go as soon as not), mi è indifferente andare o restare □ at the soonest, al più presto; prima di: The new update won't be released until July at the soonest, il nuovo aggiornamento non sarà distribuito prima di luglio □ how soon?, fra quanto tempo?; quando? □ just as soon, volentieri: I'd just as soon walk there, ci vado volentieri anche a piedi □ no sooner… than, appena; non appena: No sooner had he received my message than he left by car, non appena ricevette il mio messaggio partì in auto □ too soon, troppo presto; anzitempo; in anticipo: to speak too soon, parlare troppo presto; dire gatto prima che sia nel sacco □ (fam.) See you soon!, a presto!; a tra poco! □ No sooner said than done, detto fatto □ (prov.) Least said, soonest mended, meno si parla, meglio è.
NOTA D'USO: -no sooner-

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