French translation of 'sooner'
1. (= earlier) plus tôt
Can’t you come a bit sooner? Tu ne peux pas venir un peu plus tôt ?
sooner or later tôt ou tard
no sooner said than done sitôt dit, sitôt fait
the sooner the better le plus tôt sera le mieux
no sooner had we left than ... à peine étions-nous partis que ...
2. (expressing preference)
I would sooner ... j’aimerais autant ...
I would sooner read than watch television. J’aimerais autant lire que regarder la télévision.
I’d sooner not talk about it. J’aimerais autant ne pas en parler.
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Example Sentences Including 'sooner'
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It could happen sooner - who knows?Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The sooner you take a proactive interest, the more you will benefit at retirement.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
But she would sooner not talk about it.Spitfire Women of World War II (2007)
He should have come out sooner, he says.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
I could have done something about it way sooner.The Sun (2014)
I lean towards the longer term rather than sooner.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Once they give it a try they normally wonder why they did not take the plunge sooner.The Sun (2013)
PEOPLE with fewer friends tend to die sooner after having a heart attack than people with a strong social network, research has found.The Sun (2010)
The idea is to make an obese person feel full much sooner and thereby eat less.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
But he could be back sooner than that after posting a positive message on Twitter.The Sun (2013)
The sooner that happens the better.The Sun (2011)
And he deserves to find the woman who will give him that sooner.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
But they felt a rolling momentum to act sooner.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Experts yesterday demanded to know why social workers did not act sooner.The Sun (2013)
He will give up sooner if you ignore his taunts and he is deprived of the pleasure of upsetting you.The Sun (2016)
I again blamed myself for not having the courage to say anything sooner.The Sun (2014)
The key to treatment is to catch it early: the sooner antibiotics are given the better.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The sooner action is taken the better.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The surprise was that his removal did not come sooner.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
This would give doctors and patients important information much sooner.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
His party could have helped him to act sooner.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The scandal is that the trial didn't happen sooner.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The survey show seems to come sooner and sooner.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Trends of 'sooner'
In Common Usage. sooner is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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'sooner' in Other Languages
British English: sooner /ˈsuːnə/ ADVERB
Sooner is the comparative of soon. It means more soon.
This chance has come sooner than I expected.
- American English: sooner
- Arabic: عَاجِلاً
- Brazilian Portuguese: mais cedo
- Chinese: 更快
- Croatian: ranije
- Czech: dříve v kratší době
- Danish: tidligere
- Dutch: eerder
- European Spanish: antes pronto
- Finnish: aikaisemmin
- French: plus tôt
- German: eher
- Greek: συντομότερα
- Italian: prima in un momento anteriore
- Japanese: より早く
- Korean: 조만간
- Norwegian: før
- Polish: wcześniej
- European Portuguese: mais cedo
- Romanian: mai devreme
- Russian: скорее
- Spanish: antes
- Swedish: förr
- Thai: เร็วกว่า
- Turkish: daha erken
- Ukrainian: скоріше
- Vietnamese: sớm hơn
Translation of sooner from the Collins English to French Dictionary