An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (soon)
a. en breve
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., usted).
You should receive a response from our manager shortly.En breve deberías recibir una respuesta de nuestro gerente.
b. dentro de poco
I hope that you're hungry. Dinner will be ready shortly.Espero que tengan hambre. La cena estará lista dentro de poco.
c. en seguida
Go to the examination room and the doctor will be with you shortly.Ve a la sala de reconocimiento y el doctor irá en seguida.
d. ahorita
Regionalism used in Mexico
We should leave shortly so that we don't get stuck in traffic.Deberíamos salir ahorita para evitar los embotellamientos.
e. pronto
I know that I've been sick, but I'll be returning to work shortly.Ya sé que he estado enfermo, pero volveré al trabajo pronto.
2. (curtly)
a. bruscamente
My mother spoke shortly to the telemarketer in hopes of ending the phone call quickly.Mi madre habló bruscamente con el vendedor telefónico con la esperanza de terminar la llamada rápidamente.
b. secamente
If you didn't speak so shortly with your students, maybe they'd ask you for help more often.Si no hablaras tan secamente con tus estudiantes, tal vez te pedirían ayuda más a menudo.
c. de modo cortante
The irritated mother shortly scolded her naughty child.La madre irritada regañó de modo cortante a su hijo travieso.
3. (briefly)
a. en una palabra
Thankfully, the keynote speaker's speech shortly but succinctly got to the point.Afortunadamente, el discurso del orador principal fue al grano en una palabra pero sucintamente.
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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. (soon)
a. en seguida, pronto
shortly after(wards)poco después
2. (abruptly)
a. secamente, bruscamente
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shortly [ˈʃɔːtlɪ]
1 (soon) dentro de poco; en breve (formal); ahorita; (Méx)
she's going to London shortly irá a Londres dentro de poco; details will be released shortly los detalles se comunicarán en breve; we'll be along shortly iremos enseguida
their trial will shortly begin he'll be joining us shortly
shortly before/after poco antes/después; shortly before two poco antes de las dos
he moved here shortly after the birth of his son the work will be completed [very] shortly she kept a diary until shortly before her death he arrived shortly before twelve shortly after moving into her apartment, she found a job
2 (curtly) bruscamente; secamente
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