Quick answer
"Later" is an adverb which is often translated as "más tarde", and "soon" is an adverb which is often translated as "pronto". Learn more about the difference between "later" and "soon" below.
later(
ley
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duhr
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (at a future time)
a. más tarde
Let's go later. I'm too tired now.Vayamos más tarde. Ahora estoy muy cansada.
b. después
I realized later that I left my keys at home.Me di cuenta después que había dejado las llaves en casa.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (the one after)
a. posterior
I had to take a later flight because the meeting was postponed.Tuve que tomar un vuelo posterior porque habían aplazado la reunión.
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soon(
sun
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (within a short time)
a. pronto
If you get here soon, you'll be in time for some pizza.Si vienes pronto, llegas a tiempo para algo de pizza.
We'll have an answer from the realtor soon.Pronto tendremos una respuesta del agente inmobilario.
b. dentro de poco
Set the table; dinner will be ready soon.Pon la mesa, la cena estará lista dentro de poco.
2. (early)
a. pronto
Don't leave so soon! The night is young!¡No te vayas tan pronto! ¡La noche es joven!
b. temprano
They say that giving birth at seven months is too soon.Se dice que dar a luz a siete meses de embarazo es demasiado temprano.
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