sooner

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sooner(
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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).
adverb
1. (earlier)
a. antes
The directors made a decision sooner than I'd expected.Los directores tomaron una decisión antes de lo que había esperado.
b. más temprano
Sofia started walking sooner than her brother.Sofía empezó a caminar más temprano que su hermano.
2. (within a shorter time)
a. más rápido
The Chinese food is cheaper, but the pizza will get here sooner. Which one do you want?La comida china es más barata, pero la pizza llegará más rápido. ¿Cuál quieren?
b. más pronto
If you don't go to college, you'll start earning money sooner, but you won't earn as much.Si no vas a la universidad, puedes ganar dinero más pronto, pero no ganarás tanto.
3. (preferably)
a. antes
I'd sooner stay hungry than eat this.Antes sigo con hambre que comer esto.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Don't waste your time. Clara would sooner die than go out with you.No desperdicies tu tiempo. Clara prefería morirse que salir contigo.
I'd sooner move to another country than live with him.Sería preferible mudarme a otro país que vivir con él.
Sooner
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
4. (general)
a. el Tempranero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The original Oklahoma Sooners were the first pioneers to arrive in the territory in the 19th century.Los Tempraneros de Oklahoma originales fueron los primeros pioneros en llegar al territorio el el siglo XIX.
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