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soon

1 adverb shortlygo luath  c m ugan mhoill  c m ugo gairid  c m usula i bhfadit'll be available soon beidh sé ar fáil go luath, is gearr go mbeidh sé ar fáilI'll be back soon beidh mé ar ais gan mhoill, beidh mé ar ais go gairid, beidh mé ar ais sula i bhfad they'll be here very soon beidh siad anseo go han-luath he died soon after fuair sé bás go luath ina dhiaidh sin, cailleadh é go gairid ina dhiaidh sin the book'll be published sometime soon foilseofar an leabhar am ar bith anois 2 adverb earlyluath  c m uthey arrived sooner than I expected tháinig siad níos luaithe ná a bhí coinne agam leo we lit the fire too soon lasamar an tine róluaththe baby was born sooner than expected bhí an leanbh luath, rugadh an leanbh roimh a am
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3 adverb quicklyit soon became clear that we had no chance ba ghearr gur léir nach raibh aon seans againn, ní fada go raibh sé soiléir nach raibh aon seans againn, bhí sé soiléir sula i bhfad nach raibh aon seans againnit won't be built that soon ní thógfar chomh luath sin é, ní bheidh sé tógtha chomh gasta sinit soon emerged that he did it ba ghearr gur tháinig sé amach gurbh é a rinne é how soon can she be here? cé chomh luath agus is féidir léi bheith anseo?, cad é chomh luath agus a thig léi bheith anseo? as soon as possible chomh luath agus is féidir, a luaithe agus is féidir, a thúisce is féidir, an túisce is féidir
phrases

all too soon

all too soon the holiday was over go tobann, bhí an tsaoire thart; an chéad rud eile, bhí an tsaoire thart; róluath a bhí an tsaoire thart

as soon as

chomh luath agusa luaithe agushe started working as soon as he arrived thosaigh sé ag obair chomh luath agus a tháinig sé, thosaigh sé ag obair a luaithe agus a tháinig sé, ní túisce tagtha é ná gur thosaigh sé ag obairit'll be done as soon as possible déanfar é chomh luath agus is féidir

not a moment too soon

(also

not a minute too soon

) thar amshe came not a moment too soon bhí sé thar am aici teacht, níor mhór di a luaithe a tháinig sí

none too soon

díreach in amthe wind changed, and none too soon d'athraigh an ghaoth, díreach in am

no sooner

ní luaithení túisceno sooner had I said it than it fell ní túisce é ráite agam ná gur thit sé, chomh luath agus a dúirt mé é nár thit sé

no sooner said than done

it was no sooner said than done níor luaithe ráite ná déanta é

soon enough

sula i bhfadgo luathgan mórán moillethey'll find us soon enough tiocfaidh siad orainn gan mórán moille, ní bheidh sé i bhfad go dtiocfaidh siad orainnI'll know soon enough beidh a fhios agam sula i bhfad, is gearr go mbeidh a fhios agam, beidh a fhios agam go luath

sooner or later

luath nó mallsooner or later that chair will break brisfidh an chathaoir sin luath nó mall

sooner rather than later

gan mhoillgo beogo scafántain aicearrachtit needs to be done sooner rather than later caithfear é a dhéanamh go beo, caithfear é a dhéanamh in aicearracht

the sooner the better

(also

the sooner ... the better

) dá luaithe is ea is fearr éthe sooner he's gone the better dá luaithe a imíonn sé is ea is fearr é, dá thúisce a imíonn sé is ea is fearr é

the sooner ... the sooner ...

dá luaithe ... is amhlaidh is luaithe ...dá thúisce ... is ea is túisce ...the sooner you finish the sooner you go home dá thúisce a chríochnaíonn tú is ea is túisce a rachaidh tú abhaile

would just as soon

(also

would as soon

) I'd just as soon not talk to her b'fhearr liom gan labhairt léihe'd as soon play tennis as read b'fhearr leis bheith ag imirt leadóige ná bheith ag léamh

would sooner do sth

she'd sooner burn the house than sell it b'fhearr léi an teach a dhó ná é a dhíol, is túisce a dhófadh sí an teach ná a dhíolfadh sí éhe'd sooner do anything than live alone b'fhearr leis aon rud ná cónaí leis féin, dhéanfadh sé rud ar bith ach gan cónaí leis féin

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