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di lì a poco


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di lì a poco
     1. adv. soon afterwards, shortly after, some time later
     1. prep. (ngd, Used to indicate possession, after the thing owned and before the owner); ’s
           L’ira di Apollo - The wrath of Apollo
           la coda del cane - the dog’s tail
           Canto dello sciatore - Song of the skier
           Dichiarazione Universale dei Diritti dell’Uomo - Universal declaration of the Rights of the Man
     1. adv. there, in that place
     1. prep. in
     2. prep. at
     3. prep. to
     4. prep. Indicates the direct object, mainly to avoid confusion when it, the subject, or both are displaced, or for emphasis
           A me non importa. - To me it doesn’t matter.
     1. adv. little, not much
     2. adv. (followed by an adjective) little, not very, poorly
     3. adv. (time) a little, a while, a short time
           a tra poco - see you later
     4. adj. little, not much

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