Translation of "er" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


exclamation uk us /ɜːr/ US  /ɝː/

the sound that people often make when they pause in the middle of what they are saying or pause before they speak, often because they are deciding what to say

"What time shall we meet this evening?" "Er, eightish?" “我们今晚什么时候见面?”“哦,8点来钟?”
"Is he handsome?" "Er, well - he's got a nice friendly sort of face though he's not exactly handsome." “他英俊吗?”“嗯,怎么说呢——他长得很面善,但并不是很英俊。”

(Translation of “er exclamation” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)