This Caribbean expression is very similar to the Italian word, domani. Technically, domani means tomorrow, but in Italy it could mean months or years from now. The concept of time is very different.
Soon come is the same thing.
“When is your tio (uncle) visiting from the States?”
When I was a child, I assumed this meant that the gentleman would be on the next flight. No, he may arrive tomorrow, or December 2013.
Yesterday, I met with my clients and their builder. The house is moving along.
“When will the exterior be finished?”
It’s not easy to build on a tiny island thanks to the elements (hurricane season is no joke), sourcing of materials, and high labor costs.
Depending on a variety of factors out of my client’s hands, the house could be done in eight months or ???.
We’ll see. Soon come.