in a while

in a while(
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (indicating a future time)
a. en un rato
I have to go to my next class. I'll see you in a while.Tengo que ir a mi próxima clase. Te veo en un rato.
b. enseguida
Will you mow the lawn? - Yeah, I'll do it in a while. I need to clean my room first.¿Puedes cortar el césped? - Sí, lo hago enseguida. Tengo que limpiar mi habitación primero.
2. (indicating a time in the past; used with negative expressions)
a. hace rato
Where's Arianna? - I don't know. I haven't seen her in a while.¿Dónde está Arianna? - No sé. Hace rato que no la veo.
b. hace tiempo
I haven't talked to my parents in a while, but I'm going to visit them next week.Hace tiempo que no hablo con mis padres, pero voy a visitarlos la semana que viene.
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