Hmm, let's see...

Discussion in '中文+方言 (Chinese)' started by SangreDeGranadas, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. SangreDeGranadas

    SangreDeGranadas Junior Member

    Madison, WI
    English- American
    A common "filler" expression, in English people often say "let's see" when they're mulling over or looking for something. Similarly, in Spanish you have "a ver/vamos a ver", and in French it's "voyons...".

    What's the Mandarin version of this interjection?

    谢谢!
     
  2. xiaolijie

    xiaolijie MOD

    UK
    English (UK)
    The most common I know of is "neige" (那个).
    (But Chinese speakers should try to avoid using it when they speak English! ;))
     
  3. Youngfun

    Youngfun Senior Member

    Pekino, Ĉinujo
    Chinese/Italian - bilingual
    Haha, did you watch Russel Peters?
    Well, Southerners usually say "nage", so it doesn't sounds like that English word.
     
  4. maldeojo Junior Member

    Shenzhen
    chinese
    we usually say 看看吧。
     
  5. Lucia_zwl

    Lucia_zwl Senior Member

    I usually say 那个... and/or 我想想(啊) when mulling over, and 我看看/我找找(啊) when looking for something:)
     
  6. khoo1993 Junior Member

    Beijing
    Chinese
    i usually say 那个 or Hmmmmmm or 我想想
     
  7. Frenchman in Taipei Junior Member

    Taipei
    French
    I hear it a lot, but somehow I always thought it was 你个... Thank you for the clarification!
     

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