pronto


pronto
adj.
1 ready, willing.
2 prompt.
3 keen.
adv.
soon, before long, in a short time, in a short while.
pres.indicat.
1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: prontar.
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pronto
adjetivo
1 quick, fast
la pronta reacción del conductor evitó un desastre the driver's quick reaction prevented a disaster
nombre masculino pronto
1 familiar (gen) sudden urge, sudden impulse; (de ira) fit
le dio un pronto de los suyos y se puso a pintar el piso he was overcome by a sudden urge and started to paint the flat
adverbio
1 (rápido) soon
no llores que pronto vendrá tu mamá don't cry, your mummy will be here soon
2 (temprano) early
has llegado demasiado pronto you've arrived too early
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FRASEOLOGÍA
de pronto suddenly
de pronto se acordó de la consigna he suddenly remembered the watchword
¡hasta pronto! see you soon!
lo más pronto posible as soon as possible
por lo/de pronto (para empezar) for a start 2 (por el momento) for the moment
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pronto
nombre masculino
1 familiar (gen) sudden urge, sudden impulse; (de ira) fit
le dio un pronto de los suyos y se puso a pintar el piso he was overcome by a sudden urge and started to paint the flat
adverbio
1 (rápido) soon
no llores que pronto vendrá tu mamá don't cry, your mummy will be here soon
2 (temprano) early
has llegado demasiado pronto you've arrived too early
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1. (f. - pronta)
adj.
1) quick
2) ready
2. adv.
1) quickly
2) soon
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1. ADV
1) (=dentro de poco) soon

el tren estará pronto aquí — the train will be here soon

pronto hará diez años que nos casamos — it will soon be ten years since we got married

todavía es pronto para salir — it's too soon o early to leave

cuanto más pronto mejor — the sooner the better

¡hasta pronto! — see you soon!

lo más pronto posible — as soon as possible

2) Esp (=temprano) early

hoy he comido un poco pronto — I ate a bit early today

acostarse pronto — to go to bed early

levantarse pronto — to get up early

3) (=rápidamente) quickly

se hizo famoso muy pronto — he became famous very quickly

¡venid aquí, pronto! — come here, right now o quickly!

- se dice muy pronto
4) [otras locuciones]

al pronto — at first

de pronto — (=repentinamente) suddenly; (=inesperadamente) unexpectedly; Col, Cono Sur (=a lo mejor) maybe, perhaps

de pronto se cayó el cuadro de la pared — the picture suddenly fell off the wall

se presentó de pronto en la casa — he turned up at the house unexpectedly

de pronto no sabe — maybe o perhaps he doesn't know

por de o lo pronto — (=por ahora) for now, for the moment; (=en primer lugar) for a start, for one thing

por lo pronto toma setenta euros, mañana te daré el resto — take seventy euros for now o for the moment, and I'll give you the rest tomorrow

-¿por qué no viniste? -bueno, por lo pronto estaba demasiado cansado — "why didn't you come?" - "well, for a start o for one thing I was too tired"

tan pronto se ríe, tan pronto llora — one minute he's laughing, the next he's crying

tan pronto es amigo tuyo, como de repente ya no lo es — one minute he's your friend, the next he doesn't want to know

tan pronto como+ subjun as soon as

te llamaré tan pronto como sepa algo — I'll call you as soon as I hear anything

2. ADJ
1) frm (=rápido) [regreso, solución, mejoría] swift; [respuesta] prompt; [servicio, persona] quick

le deseo una pronta recuperación — I wish you a swift recovery

quedo a la espera de su pronta respuesta — I look forward to your prompt reply

es pronto en las decisiones — he is quick about making decisions

estuvo muy pronto para irse — he was very quick to leave

2) Cono Sur (=preparado) ready

la comida está pronta — lunch is ready

estar pronto para algo — to be ready for sth

los republicanos estamos prontos para este desafío — we republicans are ready for this challenge

estar pronto para hacer algo — to be ready to do sth

3.
SM Esp
* (=arrebato)

le dio un pronto y se largó — he left on a sudden impulse

tiene unos prontos muy malos — he gets ratty all of a sudden *

le dio un pronto de enojo y me golpeó — she flew into a sudden rage and hit me

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I
-ta adjetivo
1)
a) (rápido) <entrega/respuesta> prompt

le deseo una pronta mejoría — I wish you a speedy recovery, I hope you get well soon

b) (despierto, vivaz) sharp
2) (RPl) (preparado) ready
II
adverbio
1) (en poco tiempo) soon

pronto cumple 40 años — she'll soon be 40

ven aquí pronto! — come here, right now!

hasta pronto! — see you soon!

lo más pronto posible — as soon as possible

eso se dice muy pronto — (fam) that's easy to say

hizo los dos a la vez, que se dice pronto — he made them both at the same time, which is not as easy as it sounds

2) (Esp) (temprano) early
3) (en locs)

de pronto — (repentinamente) suddenly; (a lo mejor) (AmS) perhaps, maybe

por lo pronto or por de pronto — for the moment, for now

tan pronto: tan pronto llueve, como hace sol one minute it's raining and the next it's sunny; tan pronto como — as soon as

III
masculino (fam)

le dio un pronto y me tiró el plato — he had a fit of temper and threw the plate at me

tiene un pronto muy malo — she has a very quick temper

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I
-ta adjetivo
1)
a) (rápido) <entrega/respuesta> prompt

le deseo una pronta mejoría — I wish you a speedy recovery, I hope you get well soon

b) (despierto, vivaz) sharp
2) (RPl) (preparado) ready
II
adverbio
1) (en poco tiempo) soon

pronto cumple 40 años — she'll soon be 40

ven aquí pronto! — come here, right now!

hasta pronto! — see you soon!

lo más pronto posible — as soon as possible

eso se dice muy pronto — (fam) that's easy to say

hizo los dos a la vez, que se dice pronto — he made them both at the same time, which is not as easy as it sounds

2) (Esp) (temprano) early
3) (en locs)

de pronto — (repentinamente) suddenly; (a lo mejor) (AmS) perhaps, maybe

por lo pronto or por de pronto — for the moment, for now

tan pronto: tan pronto llueve, como hace sol one minute it's raining and the next it's sunny; tan pronto como — as soon as

III
masculino (fam)

le dio un pronto y me tiró el plato — he had a fit of temper and threw the plate at me

tiene un pronto muy malo — she has a very quick temper

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pronto1
= hunch, gut feeling, gut instinct, feelings in + Posesivo + bones.

Ex: Choice of manual or automated solution to a search problem depends mainly on the questions' complexity, but also on the librarian's hunch.

Ex: There is some fascinating research that has confirmed that 'hunches,' 'gut instincts,' 'gut feelings' are real and should be paid attention to.
Ex: There is some fascinating research that has confirmed that 'hunches,' 'gut instincts,' 'gut feelings' are real and should be paid attention to.
Ex: But the people's justice is hasty, mean-spirited and based on vague feelings in the bones and we need the cold hand of the law to save us from ourselves.

pronto2
= early [earlier -comp., earliest -sup.], shortly, soon [sooner -comp., soonest -sup.], before long, it wasn't long before + Nombre, it won't be long before + Nombre, momentarily.

Ex: It is too early to dismiss those physical forms associated with non-computerised cataloguing and indexing.

Ex: We shall return to the problem of synonyms shortly.
Ex: Not surprisingly, he soon found that the inventory lists were not quite adequate for his purposes.
Ex: News of boundless timber reserves spread, and before long lumberjacks from the thinning hardwood forests of New England swarmed into the uncharted area with no other possessions than their axes and brawn and the clothing they wore.
Ex: It wasn't long before the idea of a railhead was the talk of the town.
Ex: It won't be long before Singaporeans take to the streets in protest.
Ex: Regular service will be resumed momentarily.
* ¡eso se dice pronto! = easier said than done.
* adelantarse pronto en el marcador = take + an early lead.
* alcanzar + Posesivo + mejor momento demasiado pronto = peak + too early.
* así de pronto = off-hand [offhand].
* demasiado pronto = too soon.
* de pront = without warning.
* de pronto = suddenly, of a sudden, all of a sudden, just like that, cold turkey, all at once.
* desarrollarse demasiado pronto = peak + too early.
* hasta pronto = bye for now, I'll see you on the flipside, I'll catch you on the flipside.
* hazte rico pronto = get-rich-quick.
* muy pronto = before long, pretty soon.
* por lo pronto = for the time being.
* se dice pronto, pero no es tan fácil = easier said than done.
* tan pronto = quite so soon.
* tan pronto como = as soon as, just as soon as, no sooner ... than.
* tan pronto como + Pronombre + sea posible = at + Posesivo + earliest convenience.
* tan pronto como sea posible = as soon as possible (asap), at an early a juncture as possible.
* volver pronto = haste back.

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pronto1 -ta
adjective
A
1 (rápido) prompt
le deseo una pronta mejoría I wish you a speedy recovery, I hope you get well soon
esperamos una pronta respuesta we look forward to your prompt o early reply
2 (despierto, vivaz) sharp
tiene la mente clara y el juicio pronto he has a clear mind and sharp o keen judgment
B (RPl) (preparado) ready
está pronto para salir he's ready to go out
la comida está pronta dinner's ready
para locuciones ver pronto2 adv C. (↑ pronto (2))
pronto2
adverb
A (en poco tiempo) soon
pronto cumple 40 años she'll soon be 40
los efectos se hicieron sentir muy pronto the effects made themselves felt very quickly, the effects very soon made themselves felt
ven aquí ¡pronto! come here, right now!
¡hasta pronto! see you soon!
lo más pronto posible as soon as possible
pronto no se va a poder salir a la calle de noche soon o before long you won't be able to go out at night
eso se dice muy pronto (fam); that's easy to say
hizo los dos a la vez, que se dice pronto he made them both at the same time, which is not as easy as it sounds
B (Esp) (temprano) early
¿tú tan pronto por aquí? what are you doing here so early?
C (en locs):
de pronto (repentinamente) suddenly; (a lo mejor) (AmS) perhaps, maybe
de pronto se abrió la puerta y entró Roberto suddenly the door opened and Roberto walked in
de pronto no se han enterado maybe o perhaps they haven't heard
por lo pronto or por de pronto (para empezar) for a start; (por el momento) for the moment, for now
por lo or de pronto el primer capítulo es bastante flojo for a start o for one thing, the first chapter is rather weak
Julián, por lo or de pronto, dijo que no vendría Julián, for one, said he wouldn't be coming
tan pronto: tan pronto ríe, tan pronto llora (liter); one moment she's laughing and the next she's crying
tan pronto te saluda, como te da la espalda he might say hello to you, but he's just as likely to turn his back on you
tan pronto como as soon as
pronto3
masculine
(fam)
le dio un pronto y me tiró el plato he had a fit of temper and threw the plate at me
tiene un pronto muy malo she has a very quick temper
en uno de sus prontos in one of his fits of temper o bouts of anger
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pronto 1
-ta adjetivo

a) (rápido) ‹entrega/respuestaprompt

b) (RPl) (preparado) ready

pronto 2 adverbio
1
a) (en poco tiempo) soon;

¡hasta pronto! see you soon!;

lo más pronto posible as soon as possible
b) (Esp) (temprano) early

2 (en locs)
de pronto (repentinamente) suddenly;

por lo pronto or por de pronto for the moment, for now;
tan pronto como as soon as
pronto,-a
I adjetivo
1 prompt, speedy
una pronta respuesta, a prompt reply
II adverbio
1 (en poco tiempo) soon, quickly: espero verte pronto, I hope to see you soon
2 (temprano) early: debemos levantarnos pronto, we must get up early ➣ Ver nota en soon
III m (reacción repentina) a fit of temper: le dio un pronto y se marchó, he had a fit of temper and went away
♦ Locuciones: de pronto, suddenly
por lo pronto, (para empezar) to start with
tan pronto como, as soon as
'pronto' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
apenas
- bien
- comunicar
- cuanta
- cuanto
- cuidar
- dejar
- librarse
- muy
- nido
- pronta
- próximamente
- recién
- recua
- repente
- si
- soltar
- tarde
- ahora
- ahorita
- hacer
- hasta
- luego
- posible
- tanto
- venta
- ver
English:
accustom
- blow
- early
- go
- hang back
- last
- like
- long
- mean
- offhand
- outgrow
- pass on
- prick up
- prompt
- smart
- soon
- spawn
- suddenly
- turn
- up
- become
- get
- grow
- look
- mobile
- novelty
- one
- presently
- quickly
- ready
- roll
- see
- set
- speedy
- stricken
- sudden
- warm
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pronto, -a
adj
1. [rápido] quick, fast;
[respuesta] prompt, early; [curación, tramitación] speedy;
pronto pago prompt payment
2. RP [preparado] ready;
¿demorás mucho? – no, ya estoy pronto are you going to be long? – no, I'm ready;
prontos, listos, ¡ya! ready, steady, go!, on your marks, get set, go!
adv
1. [rápidamente] quickly;
tan pronto como as soon as;
lo más pronto posible as soon as possible
2. Esp [temprano] early;
salimos pronto we left early;
llegó muy pronto a la cita she arrived very early for the appointment
3. [dentro de poco] soon;
¡hasta pronto! see you soon!;
ya verás cómo encontrarás casa pronto you'll soon find a house, don't worry;
pronto se acabará el año the year will soon be over
nm
Fam
tiene unos prontos de rabia inaguantables she gets these sudden fits of rage which are really unbearable;
le dio un pronto y se fue something got into him and he left
al pronto loc adv
at first
de pronto loc adv
1. [imprevistamente] suddenly;
el ladrón apareció de pronto en la salida the robber suddenly appeared in the exit
2. Andes, RP [tal vez] perhaps, maybe;
de pronto se perdieron perhaps o maybe they got lost
por de pronto, por lo pronto loc adv
[de momento] for the time being; [para empezar] to start with;
por de o [m5]lo pronto pon los niños a dormir, luego hablaremos for the moment just put the children to bed, we'll talk later
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pronto
I adj
1 prompt;
por lo o
de pronto for now, for the moment
2 Rpl : preparado ready
II adv
1 (dentro de poco) soon;
tan pronto como as soon as;
lo más pronto posible as soon as possible;
¡hasta pronto! see you soon!;
más pronto o más tarde sooner or later
2 (temprano) early;
de pronto suddenly;
eso se dice pronto that’s easy for you/him etc to say, that’s easily said
III m fam
:
le dio un pronto y dejó el trabajo he left his job on impulse;
tiene unos prontos de celos inaguantables he has fits of unbearable jealousy
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pronto adv
1) : quickly, promptly
2) : soon
3)
de pronto : suddenly
4)
lo más pronto posible : as soon as possible
5)
tan pronto como : as soon as
pronto, -ta adj
1) rápido: quick, speedy, prompt
2) preparado: ready
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pronto adv
1. (en seguida) soon
volveré pronto I'll be back soon
2. (rápidamente) quickly
acaba pronto finish quickly
3. (temprano) early [comp. earlier; superl. earliest]
los niños se levantan pronto the children get up early
de pronto suddenly
hasta pronto see you soon
tan pronto como as soon as
tan pronto como llegue as soon as he arrives

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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