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di lì a poco



Definitions

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di lì a poco
     1. adv. soon afterwards, shortly after, some time later
Analysis
di
     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
a
     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.
poco
     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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