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Is there any difference between "en cuanto" and "tan pronto como"?

For example, we can use both "en cuanto" and "tan pronto como" in the sentence of:
"Llamé a mi hermana _____________ supe la noticia."

But can we also use both of them in the following sentence?
¨Los gallos cantan _____________ sale el sol.¨

And another question is - can we put ¨tan pronto como¨ at the beginning of the sentence?

For learning: Spanish
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    Son intercambiables.

    Pero "tan pronto como" es un poco largo y yo personalmente lo usaría en textos o para evitar repetir otras frases. También usamos "apenas" con la misma equivalencia:

    - "Llamé a mi hermana apenas supe la noticia"
    - "Los gallos cantan apenas sale el sol"

    Sí, es posible decirlo al comienzo de la oración:
    - "Apenas sale el sol los gallos cantan"
    - "En cuanto supe la noticia llamé a mi hermana"
    - "Tan pronto termine con esto te llamaré"

    "en cuanto", "tan pronto como"
    serían prácticamente lo mismo. Algo como "as soon as"

    "Llamé a mi hermana "en cuanto"/ "tan pronto como" supe la noticia."

    ¨Los gallos cantan "en cuanto"/"tan pronto como" sale el sol.¨

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    yeah I guess they are synonyms, and you can put it at the beginning of a sentence but be careful which sentence do you choose because that will change the meaning of your sentence
    -- Tan pronto como llamé a mi hermana supe la noticia.
    (meaning you called your sister first and they you knew the news)
    - Tan pronto supe la noticia llamé a mi hermana.
    (first you were awared of the new and then you called your sister)

     

    Llame a mi hermana TAN PRONTO COMO supe la noticia.
    Los gallos cantan CUANDO sale el sol. (dont write EN)

    Yes, you can put "tan pronto como" at the beginning of the sentence:
    example: Tan pronto como acabe mi trabajo, te lo enviaré.

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