1. Used immediately next to a verb to mean that though the action expressed by the verb has not yet happened it certainly will begin before much more time has passed. English = soon.
2. Used immediately next to a verb to mean that the action or state expressed by the verb is not complete, exact or total, or comes close to happening but does not quite happen or happen successfully. English = almost, nearly.
3. Used immediately next to an adjective to mean that the quality, condition or state expressed by the adjective is not complete, exact or total. English = almost, nearly.
4. Used between two phrases or clauses, to mean the action in the second phrase for clause happens (or will happen) a short time after the first. English = soon, not long after, soon after.