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soon

 (so͞on)
adv. soon·er, soon·est
1.
a. In the near future; shortly: The bus should be here soon.
b. Just prior to something; shortly: The news broke soon before he resigned.
2. Without hesitation; promptly or speedily: I came as soon as possible.
3. With willingness; readily: I'd as soon leave right now.
4. Archaic Before the usual or appointed time; early.
5. Obsolete Immediately.
Idioms:
no sooner ... than
As soon as: No sooner was the frost off the ground than the work began.
sooner or later
At some time; eventually: Sooner or later you will have to face the facts.

[Middle English sone, from Old English sōna, immediately, soon.]
Usage Note: In the phrase no sooner, the word sooner is a comparative adverb, just as the word better is in the phrase no better. As such, the expression should be followed by than, not when: No sooner had she opened her book than the doorbell rang. I had no sooner left than she called.

soon

(suːn)
adv
1. in or after a short time; in a little while; before long: the doctor will soon be here.
2. as soon as at the very moment that: she burst into tears as soon as she saw him.
3. as soon…as used to indicate that the second alternative mentioned is not preferable to the first: I'd just as soon go by train as drive.
[Old English sōna; related to Old High German sāno, Gothic suns]

soon

(sun)

adv. -er, -est.
1. within a short period; before long: soon after dark.
2. promptly; quickly: Finish as soon as you can.
3. readily or willingly: I would as soon walk as ride.
4. Obs. immediately; at once; forthwith.
Idioms:
1. sooner or later, sometime; eventually.
2. would or had sooner, to prefer to: I would sooner not go. Compare rather (def. 7).
[before 900; Old English sōna, c. Old High German sān(o)]

soon

1. talking about the future

You use soon to say that something will happen in a short time from now.

Dinner will be ready soon.
He may very soon be leaving the team.
2. talking about the past

You use soon to say that something happened a short time after something else in the past.

The mistake was very soon corrected.
The situation soon changed.
3. position in sentence
  • Soon is often put at the beginning or end of a sentence.
Soon unemployment will start rising.
I will see you soon.
  • You can also put soon after the first auxiliary verb in a verb phrase. For example, you can say 'We will soon be home'. Don't say 'We soon will be home'.
It will soon be Christmas.
The show was soon being watched by more than 16 million viewers.
  • If there is no auxiliary verb, you put soon in front of the verb, unless the verb is be.
I soon forgot about our conversation.
I soon discovered that this was not true.

If the verb is be, you put soon after it.

She was soon asleep.
4. 'how soon'

You use how soon when you are asking how long it will be before something happens.

How soon do I have to make a decision?
How soon are you returning to Paris?
5. 'as soon as'

You use as soon as to say that one event happens immediately after another.

As soon as she got out of bed, the telephone stopped ringing.
As soon as we get the tickets, we'll send them to you.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.soon - in the near futuresoon - in the near future; "the doctor will soon be here"; "the book will appear shortly"; "she will arrive presently"; "we should have news before long"

soon

adverb before long, shortly, in the near future, in a minute, anon (archaic), in a short time, in a little while, any minute now, betimes (archaic), in two shakes of a lamb's tail, erelong (archaic or poetic), in a couple of shakes You'll be hearing from us very soon.
Translations
قَرِيباًقَريبا، عَمّا قَريبمُبَكِّرامُسْتَعِد، جاهِز، عن رَغْبَةٍ
brzydřívradějizanedlouhobrzo
snarttidlighellere
baldaŭ
peagivarsti
pian
uskoro
hamar
fljótlegafúslegasnemmt
まもなく
mox
tuo geriau
agridrīzdrīzāklabprātāk
curând
kmaluprezgodaj
snart
ไม่นาน
biraz sonrabirazdanseve seveerkenhemen
sớm

soon

[suːn] ADV
1. (= before long) → pronto, dentro de poco
they'll be here soonpronto llegarán, llegarán dentro de poco
it will soon be summerpronto llegará el verano, falta poco para que llegue el verano
soon afterwardspoco después
come back soonvuelve pronto
2. (= early, quickly) → pronto, temprano
how soon can you be ready?¿cuánto tardas en prepararte?
how soon can you come?¿cuándo puedes venir?
Friday is too soonel viernes es muy pronto
we got there too soonllegamos demasiado pronto or temprano
it's too soon to telles demasiado pronto para saber
we were none too soonno llegamos antes de tiempo, llegamos justo
all too soon it was overterminó demasiado pronto
not a minute or moment too soonya era hora
3.
as soon asen cuanto, tan pronto como
I'll do it as soon as I canlo haré en cuanto pueda, lo haré tan pronto como pueda
as soon as you see heren cuanto la veas, tan pronto como la veas
as soon as it was finisheden cuanto se terminó
as soon as possiblecuanto antes, lo antes posible, lo más pronto posible
4. (expressing preference) I would (just) as soon not gopreferiría no ir
I would (just) as soon he didn't knowpreferiría que él no lo supiera
she'd marry him as soon as notse casaría con él y tan contenta
see also sooner
AS SOON AS
 As with other time conjunctions, en cuanto and tan pronto como are used with the subjunctive if the action which follows hasn't happened yet or hadn't happened at the time of speaking:
As soon as or The moment we finish, I've got to write an editorial En cuanto terminemos or Tan pronto como terminemos, tengo que escribir un editorial As soon as I know the dates, I'll let you know En cuanto sepa or Tan pronto como sepa las fechas, te lo diré
 En cuanto and tan pronto como are used with the indicative when the action in the time clause has already taken place:
He left the podium as soon as or the moment he received his prize Se bajó del podio en cuanto recibió or tan pronto como recibió el premio
 En cuanto and tan pronto como are also used with the indicative when describing habitual actions:
As soon as any faxes arrive, they're put in a special box En cuanto llegan or Tan pronto como llegan los faxes, se guardan en una caja especial

soon

[ˈsuːn] adv
(= in a short time) → bientôt
It will soon be Christmas → C'est bientôt Noël.
I soon forgot about our conversation → J'ai vite oublié notre conversation.
quite soon → sous peu
very soon → très bientôt
see you soon! → à bientôt!
(= early) → tôt
too soon → trop tôt
It's too soon to talk about stopping → Il est trop tôt pour parler de s'arrêter.
It's too soon to say → Il est trop tôt pour le dire.
how soon
How soon can you come back? → Dans combien de temps pouvez-vous revenir?
How soon can you do it? → Combien de temps vous faut-il pour le faire?
as soon as → dès que
as soon as I left my room → dès que j'ai quitté ma chambre
as soon as possible → dès que possible, aussitôt que possible
(= not long) soon after → peu de temps après
soon afterwards → peu après
(expressing preference) I would just as soon ..., I'd just as soon ... → j'aimerais autant ...
I would just as soon leave now → J'aimerais autant partir maintenant.
I'd just as soon not have to make this public → J'aimerais autant ne pas avoir à rendre cela public.
I'd just as soon you put that thing away → J'aimerais autant que tu ranges ce truc.
They'd just as soon stay put → Ils aimeraient autant ne pas bouger.

soon

adv
(= in a short time from now)bald; (= early)früh; (= quickly)schnell; it will soon be Christmasbald ist Weihnachten; soon after his deathkurz nach seinem Tode; soon afterwardskurz or bald danach; how soon can you be ready?wann kannst du fertig sein?; how soon would you like it back?wann or bis wann möchtest du es wiederhaben?; we got there too soonwir kamen zu früh an; Friday is too soonFreitag ist zu früh; all too soonviel zu schnell; we were none too soonwir kamen gerade rechtzeitig; as soon assobald; as soon as possibleso schnell wie möglich; when can I have it? — as soon as you likewann kann ichs kriegen? — wann du willst!; please reply soonestbitte antworten Sie schnellstmöglich
I would just as soon not go (= prefer not to)ich würde lieber nicht gehen; (= don’t mind)es ist mir egal, wenn ich nicht gehe; I would (just) as soon you didn’t tell himes wäre mir lieber, wenn du es ihm nicht erzählen würdest

soon

[suːn] adv
a. (before long) → presto, fra poco
come back soon! → torna presto!
soon afterwards → poco dopo
it will soon be summer → presto or fra poco sarà estate
you would soon get lost → ti perderesti subito
see you soon! → a presto!
very/quite soon → molto/abbastanza presto
he soon changed his mind → ha cambiato presto idea
b. (early) → presto
how soon can you be ready? → fra quanto tempo sarai pronto?
Friday is too soon → venerdì è troppo presto
it's too soon to tell → è troppo presto per dirlo
all too soon → fin troppo presto
we were none too soon → siamo arrivati appena in tempo
an hour too soon → con un'ora di anticipo
c. (with as) as soon as possibleprima possibile, il più presto possibile
I'll do it as soon as I can → lo farò appena posso
as soon as it was finished → appena finito
d. (expressing preference) I would as soon not gopreferirei non andarci
I would as soon he didn't know → preferirei che non lo sapesse

soon

(suːn) 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.
2. early. It's too soon to tell.
3. willingly. I would sooner stand than sit.
as soon as
(not later than the moment) when. You may have a biscuit as soon as we get home.
no sooner … than
when ... immediately. No sooner had we set off than we realized we'd left the dog behind.
sooner or later
eventually. He'll come home sooner or later, I suppose.
the sooner the better
as quickly as possible. `When shall I tell him?' `The sooner the better!'

soon

قَرِيباً brzy snart bald σύντομα dentro de poco pian bientôt uskoro presto まもなく spoedig snart niedługo em breve скоро snart ไม่นาน kısa zamanda sớm 很快

soon

adv. pronto, dentro de poco, en poco tiempo.

soon

adv pronto