Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

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soon /su:n/
  • phó từ
    • chẳng bao lâu nữa, chẳng mấy chốc, một ngày gần đây; ngay
      • we shall soon know the result: tí nữa chúng ta sẽ biết kết quả
      • he arrived soon after four: anh ta đến lúc sau 4 giờ một tí
    • as soon as; so soon as ngay khi
      • as soon as I heard of it: ngay khi tôi biết việc đó
      • as soon as possible: càng sớm càng tốt
    • thà
      • I would just as soon stay at home: tôi thà ở nhà còn hơn
      • death sooner than slavery: thà chết còn hơn chịu nô lệ
    • sớm
      • you spoke too soon: anh nói sớm quá
      • the sooner the better: càng sớm càng tốt
      • you will know it sooner or later: sớm hay muộn thế nào anh cũng biết việc ấy
    • had sooner
      • thà... hơn, thích hơn
    • least said soonest mended
      • (xem) least
    • no sooner said than done
      • nói xong là làm ngay
Concise Dictionary
+in the near future
Thesaurus Dictionary
1 before long, presently, ere long; in the near future, any minute (now), before you know it, in good time, in a little while, in a minute or a moment, momentarily, shortly, anon, in a second, Colloq in a jiffy:
Soon another year will have passed. The doctor will be with you soon.
2 quickly, speedily, at once, promptly, immediately, directly, without delay, straightway, straight away, right away, forthwith, in short order, on the double, in two shakes (of a lamb's tail), in a wink, tout de suite, without delay, Colloq pronto, US and Canadian lickety-split:
If he doesn't come soon, dinner will be spoilt.
3 quickly, speedily, promptly, swiftly:
I'll be there as soon as I can.
4 willingly, lief, gladly, happily, readily:
I'd just as soon be left alone, if you don't mind.
5 sooner or later. at some time or other, some time, one day, in time, in due course, eventually, ultimately, in the end, when all is said and done, at the end of the day, in the last or final analysis, at bottom:
Don't worry, she'll come home sooner or later. Sooner or later they will have to yield.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ adverb (sooner, soonest)
1 in a short time from now; a short time after sth else has happened: We'll be home soon. / We'll soon be home. + She sold the house soon after her husband died. + I soon realized the mistake. + It soon became clear that the programme was a failure. + (spoken) See you soon!
2 early; quickly: How soon can you get here? + We'll deliver the goods as soon as we can. + Please send it as soon as possible. + Next Monday is the soonest we can deliver. + They arrived home sooner than expected. + The sooner we set off, the sooner we will arrive. + The note said, 'Call Bill soonest' (= as soon as possible). + (written) All too soon the party was over.
See also - ASAP
Idioms: no sooner said than done used to say that sth will be done immediately
no sooner ...than ... (written) used to say that sth happens immediately after sth else: No sooner had she said it than she burst into tears. - HARDLY
the sooner the better very soon; as soon as possible: 'When shall I tell him?' 'The sooner the better.'
sooner or later at some time in the future, even if you are not sure exactly when: Sooner or later you will have to make a decision.
sooner rather than later after a short time rather than after a long time: We urged them to sort out the problem sooner rather than later.
I, etc. would sooner do sth (than sth else) to prefer to do sth (than do sth else): She'd sooner share a house with other students than live at home with her parents.
more at ANY TIME, JUST adv., SAY v.
soon / early / quickly
Soon usually means 'a short time from now' or 'after then': I'll see you soon. + She soon regretted what she'd done. In the comparative or superlative or in expressions such as as soon as possible, soon emphasizes that something is done without delay:
Please reply as soon as possible. + The sooner you start, the sooner you'll finish.

Early means 'near the beginning of a period of time': I've got to get up very early tomorrow. + I'll see you early next week. It can also mean 'before the usual or expected time':
A few guests arrived early. Early does not mean 'a short time from now'.

Quickly is usually used to talk about the speed with which something is done, but can also be used like soon to mean 'after a short time' or 'without delay': The journey passed very quickly. + Please phone back as quickly/soon as possible.
- note at QUICK

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