Translation of "shortly" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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shortlyadverb

uk /ˈʃɔːt.li/ us /ˈʃɔːrt.li/

B2 soon

不久,很快
We will shortly be arriving in King's Cross Station. 我们马上就要到国王十字车站了。
shortly after/before sth

B1 a short time after or before something

…之后/之前不久
Shortly after you left, a man came into the office looking for you. 你离开不久,一名男子来到办公室找你。

More examples

  • It was Johansson who scored the all-important goal shortly before half-time.
  • The text is currently being emended and will be published shortly.
  • The police evacuated the village shortly before the explosion.
  • Excuse me a moment, I'll be with you shortly.
  • She became ill shortly after inhaling the fumes.

(Translation of “shortly” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)