If you say

Dans quelque temps je vais prendre un avion pour Paris

does that mean that the plane will take off soon/in a short while or does it rather mean that the upcoming event will take place some time in the near future (but in a longer while than soon)?

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    Second option, I wouldn't expect it to be soon...
    – Laurent S.
    Commented Dec 6, 2020 at 20:02

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That is definitely some time in the near future. Although it is not strictly defined, when hearing "dans quelque temps" I would imagine anything between a few weeks and a few quarters, depending on the context. But it would not be a few days or shorter.

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