a while ago

недавно

a great while ago — очень давно

long ago — давно; давным-давно

such a long time ago — так давно

many years ago — много лет тому назад, давно

a deuce of a time ago — чёрт знает когда; ужасно давно


English-Russian base dictionary . 2014.

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  • while ago — {adv.} At a time several minutes in the past; a few minutes ago; a short time ago. Used with a . * /I laid mv glasses on this table a while ago; and now they re gone./ * /A while ago, Mary was tired and wanted to go home; now she s dancing with… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • while ago — {adv.} At a time several minutes in the past; a few minutes ago; a short time ago. Used with a . * /I laid mv glasses on this table a while ago; and now they re gone./ * /A while ago, Mary was tired and wanted to go home; now she s dancing with… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • while\ ago — adv At a time several minutes in the past; a few minutes ago; a short time ago. Used with a . I laid MV glasses on this table a while ago; and now they re gone. A while ago, Mary was tired and wanted to go home; now she s dancing with Bob as if… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • while-ere — or whilere /wī lārˈ or hwī lārˈ/ adverb (archaic) A little while ago, formerly • • • Main Entry: ↑while …   Useful english dictionary

  • ago — See: WHILE AGO …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ago — See: while ago …   Словарь американских идиом

  • ago — a|go W1S1 [əˈgəu US əˈgou] adv [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: From the past participle of ago to pass away (11 17 centuries), from Old English agan, from gan to go ] used to show how far back in the past something happened 5 minutes/an hour/20 years… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ago — adjective used to show how far back in the past something happened: 5 minutes/an hour/20 years ago: Michael left the office about half an hour ago. | long ago/a long time ago: I met Aunt Hetty once, a very long time ago. | a minute/moment ago: I… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • while — while1 [ waıl, hwaıl ] conjunction *** 1. ) at a moment during the time that something is happening: Someone called while you were out. While in Australia, she met and married Bert. She had sprained her ankle while playing tennis. 2. ) at the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • while — I UK [waɪl] / US / US [hwaɪl] conjunction *** 1) at a moment during the time that something is happening Someone called while you were out. While in Australia, she met and married Bert. She had sprained her ankle while playing tennis. 2) at the… …   English dictionary

  • while — I [[t](h)waɪl[/t]] CONJUNCTION USES ♦ (Usually pronounced [[t](h)wa͟ɪl[/t]] for meaning 4. The form whilst is also used in formal or literary English, especially British English.) 1) CONJ SUBORD If something happens while something else is… …   English dictionary

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