Definder - what does the word mean?

What is just now?

a South African term we use that generally means 'soon', but can funnily enough also mean 'never', or actually just any period of time.

scenario 1:

dad: "come downstairs, theres a rugby match between the Springboks and the Sharks on!"
me: "I will be there now now!"

scenario 2:

jack: "Jill hurry up! when will you be ready?"
Jill: "I'll be ready now now!"

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Just now - what is it?

now-now means you intend to do something immediatly, whereas now tends to mean you will do it soon.

"I'll do that now"
"Now-now?"
"Yes, now-now"

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What does "just now" mean?

this means now, but just not now.

kim: when will you take out the trash George??
george:ill do it now-now baby.continues on Play Station

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Just now - what does it mean?

To do something as soon as possible, not literally now.

Mom: Can you please clean the dishes?

Brenda: I'll do it now now!

Mom: No, do it now!

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Just now

A term widely used in South African conversations relating to the period of time which will elapse before the given task, time or oppotunity will present itself.
"I'm going to do it in a few moments."
"Its going to happen a little later."
As the term is not defined by a specific amount of time,it can be used in a broad context.

"Let's take a look at it now now."
"I'll see to that now now."
"When ?" "Now now !"

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Just now

Commonly used in South Africa when you're ARE going to do something, just not anytime soon.

"Have you started studying?"

"No, I will now now" *basically doesn't study until five minutes before the test*

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Just now

In this specific instance.

You're not being clear about it right just now.

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Just now

a term used (particularly in england and the west indies) to say "in a minute" or "one second".

"Come down for dinner!!"
"Okay, mom. I'll come just now!!"

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Just now

Used in the Carribean, especially Guyana...Anywhere from one minute from now...to never gonna happen...

You will get your computer just now...(Well that was 2 years ago!)

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Just now

A phrase that causes great confusion in communication between Brits and South Africans. In Britain it mean "immediate past". In South Africa it means "immediate future" or "sometime soon.. when I feel like it.. maybe never".

British teacher: Have you finished the work I set you just now?
South African student: I'll do it just now.

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