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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “er”

er

exclamation     /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
(表示犹豫、沉吟或思考)哦,嗯
"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。”
Sounds used as interjectionsInterjections
(Definition of er exclamation from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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