tan pronto

tan pronto(
tahn
 
prohn
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toh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (after such a short time)
a. so soon
¿Ya se van? ¿Tan pronto? - Tenemos que volver a casa.You guys are leaving? So soon? - We have to go home.
2. (so near the beginning of a period)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. so early
¿Por qué te levantas tan pronto todos los días, mamá? - Tengo que ir a trabajar, cariño.Why do you get up so early every day, Mom? - I have to go to work, honey.
3. (immediately when)
a. as soon as
Un vocero del Gobierno afirma que los resultados de la votación se harán públicos tan pronto se vayan conociendo.A government spokesperson says the results of the ballot will be made public as soon as they are known.
b. once
Íbamos demorados, de modo que tan pronto Julia llegó de trabajar, salimos corriendo al teatro.We were late, so once Julia got home from work, we rushed to the theater.
4. (so speedily)
a. so fast
No sé cómo pudiste acabar tan pronto un examen tan largo.I don't know how you could finish so fast such a long exam.
b. so quickly
¿Cómo llegaron tan pronto?How did you make it so quickly?
5. (so speedy)
a. so fast
La prensa acudió tan pronta al lugar del crimen que la policía aún no había llegado.The press got to the crime scene so fast that not even the police were there.
b. so quick
Luisa estaba contenta de haber encontrado una solución tan pronta a su problema de alojamiento.Luisa was happy to have found such a quick solution to her problem with the lodging.
c. so prompt
No esperaba tan pronta respuesta.I was not expecting such a prompt reply.
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