"Soon" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 zuì jìn recently / soon / nearest
 kuài rapid / quick / speed / rate / soon / almost / to make haste / clever / sharp (of knives or wits) / forthright / plainspoken / gratified / pleased / pleasant
 bù jiǔ not long (after) / before too long / soon / soon after
 yǎn kàn soon / in a moment / to look on as sth happens
 zǎo rì soon / shortly / on a day quite soon / promptly
 bù yī huì soon
 wèi jǐ soon / before long
 wú hé nothing else / soon / before long
 yī bàn tiān in a day or two / soon
 shǎo kè a short while / soon
 shǎo jiàn soon / a short while / a narrow gap / slightly better (state of health)
 rán qǐng in a short time / soon / before long
 kàn kan to take a look at / to examine / to survey / (coll.) pretty soon
 jìn qī near in time / in the near future / very soon / recent
 jǐn kuài as quickly as possible / as soon as possible / with all speed
 suí hòu soon after
 yǎn jiàn to see with one's own eyes / very soon
 yī one / 1 / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire / whole / all / throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1) / also pr. [yao1] for greater clarity when spelling out numbers digit by digit
 jí zǎo at the earliest possible time / as soon as possible
 xuán jí soon after / shortly
 cóng sù (to do sth) with dispatch / as soon as possible
 chèn zǎo as soon as possible / at the first opportunity / the sooner the better / before it's too late
 qiě màn to wait a moment / do not go too soon
 jiù at once / right away / only / just (emphasis) / as early as / already / as soon as / then / in that case / as many as / even if / to approach / to move towards / to undertake / to engage in / to suffer / subjected to / to accomplish / to take advantage of / to go with (of foods) / with regard to / concerning
 jì ér soon after / later / then
 děng class / rank / grade / equal to / same as / to wait for / to await / et cetera / and so on / et al. (and other authors) / after / as soon as / once
 gǎn zǎo as soon as possible / at the first opportunity / the sooner the better / before it's too late
便 biàn plain / informal / suitable / convenient / opportune / to urinate or defecate / equivalent to 就[jiu4]: then / in that case / even if / soon afterwards
 é ér (literary) very soon / before long
 é suddenly / very soon
 lè jí shēng bēi extreme joy turns to sorrow (idiom) / Don't celebrate too soon, things could still go wrong!
 wéi shí guò zǎo premature / too soon
 yī huí shēng , èr huí shú lit. at first raw, later ripe (idiom) / unfamiliar at first but you get used to it / strangers at first meeting, but soon friends / awkward at first but becoming skillful later / an acquired taste
 yī cì shēng , liǎng cì shú unfamiliar at first but you get used to it / strangers are first meeting, but soon friends / an acquired taste
 rén wú yuǎn lu:4 , bì yǒu jìn yōu He who gives no thought to far-flung problems soon finds suffering nearby (idiom, from Analects). / Smug concentration on the here and now will lead to future sorrow.
 jí zǎo as soon as possible
 zǎo rì kāng fù Get well soon! / to recover health quickly
 zǎo zǎo r as soon as possible / as early as one can
 zǎo shēng guì zǐ give birth to a son soon (propitiatory compliment to the newly-weds)
 yī huí shēng èr huí shú unfamiliar at first, but well accustomed soon enough (idiom)
 dǎ zǎo earlier / long ago / as soon as possible
 fǔ yī as soon as / immediately after
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