In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(shortly, after a while)prontodentro de pocosoon the days will be growing longer — pronto / 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
- Hutton will be wrapping up his inquiry soon and the report will be out shortly afterwards.
- We pray that the end of the war may come soon, and then once more we may know peace on earth.
- Unless consumers make a fuss they will soon have no choice on how they enjoy digital music.
- Once in place they seed very easily and can soon take over every available spot.
- He said that there had been many applications and a short list would soon be drawn up.
- It has novelty value but that will soon wear off once the menu options are exhausted.
- Try different baits on each of the hooks, it will soon become evident what the fish prefer.
- With all rear seats in place, the boot is quite small but soon transforms into a vast cavern.
- I know of men who are in danger of losing their home if the money doesn't arrive soon.
- With a lit coil around, the mosquitoes begin coughing and either stay away or soon die.
- Zoe soon arrived and we headed back to Gee's where we sat outside and tried not to sound geeky.
- It is almost a year since it was announced that the beleaguered vicar would resign as soon as he got a new job.
- Being on board is like staying in a country house with everyone soon on first name terms.
- The one drawback is that it is short lived and will soon become woody and overlarge.
- They argued that if they would have to fight the ban they would prefer to start as soon as possible.
- Keep going straight ahead and you soon reach a stream and stile leading to an old barn.
- Still, we persevered and in spite of the traffic it was soon actually rather pleasant.
- Indeed he says that many employees are resigned to the idea that they may soon have a new parent.
- Taylor didn't object and soon began to laugh once more as they started to muck about.
- Go the other way and you will soon arrive on one of the fabulous southern beaches.
2.1(early, quickly)prontohow soon can you be here? — ¿cuándo puedes llegar?
- 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
- it'll be here tonight — as soon as that? — estará aquí esta noche — ¿tan pronto?
- as soon as possible — lo antes posible
- 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
- I kept putting her off, telling her it was too soon and if we bought it too early it would go off.
- 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.
- Sadly, we have also seen, all too soon, the bitter truth that lives are lost in wars.
- Sometimes, the people that you want to say things to are snatched away from the world too soon.
2.2as soon as — en cuanto
- as soon as he told me — tan pronto como me lo dijo
- as soon as you've finished, you can go — en cuanto hayas terminado / tan pronto como hayas terminado, te puedes ir
3(rather)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! — me alegro de no ser yo el que tiene que hacerlo
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