Hmm, let's see...

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

  1. SangreDeGranadas

    SangreDeGranadas Senior 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?

  2. xiaolijie

    xiaolijie Senior Member

    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

    Bắc Kinh
    Wu Chinese & Italian
    Haha, did you watch Russel Peters?
    Well, Southerners usually say "nage", so it doesn't sounds like that English word.
  4. maldeojo Member

    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 Member

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

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

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