soon

soon
soon adv
1 (in a short time) bientôt ; the book will be published soon le livre sera bientôt publié ; soon there will be no snow left il n'y aura bientôt plus de neige ; I'll see you very soon je te verrai très bientôt ; it will soon be three years since we met voici bientôt trois ans que nous nous sommes rencontrés ; see you soon! à bientôt! ;
2 (quickly) vite ; write soon écris-moi vite ; the plan was soon abandoned le projet fut vite abandonné ; it soon became clear that il est vite devenu évident que ;
3 (early) tôt ; we arrived too soon nous sommes arrivés trop tôt ; soon enough assez tôt ; the sooner the better le plus tôt sera le mieux ; the sooner we leave, the sooner we'll get there plus nous partirons tôt et plus nous y serons vite ; as soon as possible dès que possible ; I spoke too soon! j'ai parlé trop vite! ; as soon as you can dès que tu pourras ; as soon as he arrives dès qu'il arrivera ; she didn't arrive as soon as we had hoped elle n'est pas arrivée aussi vite que nous l'espérions ; sooner or later tôt ou tard ; all too soon the summer was over l'été est passé bien trop vite ; tomorrow at the soonest demain au plus tôt ; and not a moment too soon! il était temps! ;
4 (not long) they left soon after us ils sont partis peu après nous ; soon after breakfast peu après le petit déjeuner ; soon afterwards peu après ; no sooner had I done sth than… j'avais à peine fait qch que… ;
5 (rather) he would just as soon do il aime autant faire ; I would just as soon do X as do Y j'aime autant faire X que faire Y ; I would sooner not do j'aime autant ne pas faire ; sooner him than me! plutôt lui que moi! ; he would sooner die than do il préférerait mourir que de faire.
Idioms
least said soonest mended Prov moins on en dit, mieux ça vaut ; no sooner said than done aussitôt dit aussitôt fait.

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