Meaning of ja well in English:

ja well


informal South African
  • Used as an expression of embarrassment, apology, or world-weariness.

    • ‘ja well, you've seen it all’
    • ‘Dave's comment on the matter when I told him the story was simply; ‘ja well, now you know why there are not that many hang-gliders and micro-lights flying around in Transkei hey - especially in the mating season!’’
    • ‘Ja well, that doesn't work. My will power is weak lol.’