soon

soon
soon [{{t}}su:n]
1 adverb
(a) (in a short time) bientôt, sous peu;
(I'll) see you/speak to you soon! à bientôt!;
write soon! écris-moi vite!;
I'll be back soon je serai vite de retour;
a burglar can soon open a lock like that un cambrioleur a vite fait d'ouvrir une serrure comme celle-ci;
she phoned soon after you'd left elle a téléphoné peu après ton départ;
soon after peu après;
soon after four (un) peu après quatre heures;
it will soon be three years since… voici bientôt trois ans que… + indicative, cela fera bientôt trois ans que… + indicative;
they were soon making friends ils se sont bien vite fait des amis
(b) (early) tôt;
oh dear, I spoke too soon! mince, j'ai parlé trop tôt!;
it's too soon to make any predictions il est trop tôt pour se prononcer;
how soon can you finish it? pour quand pouvez-vous le terminer?;
the police have arrived, and not a moment too soon les policiers sont arrivés, et ce n'est pas trop tôt
2 as soon as conjunction
dès que + indicative, aussitôt que + indicative;
I'll see him as soon as he comes je le verrai aussitôt ou dès qu'il arrivera;
as soon as possible dès ou aussitôt que possible;
phone me as soon as you hear anything téléphonez-moi dès que vous aurez des nouvelles;
he came as soon as he could il est venu dès ou aussitôt qu'il a pu
3 (just) as soon adverb
I'd (just) as soon go by boat as by plane j'aimerais autant ou mieux y aller en bateau qu'en avion;
do you want to come with us? - I'd just as soon not, if you don't mind veux-tu venir avec nous? - j'aimerais autant ou mieux pas, si ça ne t'ennuie pas;
I'd just as soon he came tomorrow j'aimerais autant ou mieux qu'il vienne demain;
I'd as soon die as do that! plutôt mourir que de faire ça!

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