French translation of 'soon'
1. (= 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 !
2. (= 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 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
3. (= not long)
soon after peu de temps après
soon afterwards peu après
4. (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.
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Example Sentences Including 'soon'
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None of these factors are likely to go away any time soon.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The relationship went the same way soon afterwards.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
They aren't that superstitious, but they do have to watch what they say as soon as they enter a school.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
You will soon find a guy who can give you the love you deserve.The Sun (2010)
Digby came racing past soon after they had stopped.Bomber (2006 (1970))
And from the look of things the trophy isn't going anywhere else soon.The Sun (2013)
And there was something similar soon afterwards.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Surely he will come soon and save us!Times, Sunday Times (2006)
We will find out soon enough whether it is misplaced.The Sun (2011)
Whether they are mentally tough enough will soon become clearer.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Why was he returning to the game so soon after implying that he might not play again this year?Times, Sunday Times (2010)
She is moving into a loft soon and says it will be clean, tidy, uncluttered.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
And he was declared dead in hospital soon afterwards.The Sun (2011)
But she was pronounced dead soon after arriving at hospital.The Sun (2008)
Is she going to be on anything else soon?The Sun (2007)
It will soon add up to a good-sized area ready to sow and plant next spring.The Sun (2014)
Nobody expected it to happen quite so soon.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
So this is not ending any time soon.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The twins are likely to be adopted together if their mum fails to come forward soon.The Sun (2006)
They also promised to disrupt the general election soon afterwards.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
We are obviously good friends and we are excited about a project that could happen pretty soon.The Sun (2012)
Yet soon something must surely give.The Sun (2016)
It will soon be sitting naturally.THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)
Pretty soon we'll know who that somebody else is.Writers in Hollywood, 1915-51 (1990)
Trends of 'soon'
Extremely Common. soon is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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'soon' in Other Languages
British English: soon /suːn/ ADVERB
If something is going to happen soon, it will happen after a short time.
You'll be hearing from us very soon.
- American English: soon
- Arabic: قَرِيباً
- Brazilian Portuguese: em breve
- Chinese: 很快
- Croatian: uskoro
- Czech: brzy
- Danish: snart
- Dutch: spoedig
- European Spanish: dentro de poco
- Finnish: pian
- French: bientôt
- German: bald
- Greek: σύντομα
- Italian: presto
- Japanese: まもなく
- Korean: 곧
- Norwegian: snart
- Polish: niedługo
- European Portuguese: em breve
- Romanian: curând
- Russian: скоро
- Spanish: dentro de poco
- Swedish: snart
- Thai: ไม่นาน
- Turkish: kısa zamanda
- Ukrainian: скоро
- Vietnamese: sớm
Translation of soon from the Collins English to French Dictionary