Translation of "soon" - English-Russian dictionary


adverb uk /suːn/ us

A2 after a short period of time

скоро, вскоре
I've got to leave quite soon.
It's too soon to make a decision.
He joined the company soon after leaving college.
as soon as

B1 at the same time or a very short time after

как только
As soon as I saw her, I knew there was something wrong.
They want it as soon as possible.
sooner or later

B2 used to say that you do not know exactly when something will happen, but you are sure that it will happen

рано или поздно
Sooner or later they'll realize that it's not going to work.
would sooner

would prefer

предпочел бы
I'd sooner spend a bit more money than take chances with safety.
no sooner ... than

used to show that something happens immediately after something else

не успел и …, как
No sooner had we got home than the phone rang.

(Translation of “soon” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)