Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

Chinese (Traditional) translation of “um”

um

exclamation     /əm/
a written representation of a sound that people make when they are pausing or deciding what to say next
呃,嗯(表示說話中間停頓或考慮下文的象聲詞)
"What do you think of this jacket ?" "Um, I don't know if I like the colour ."
「你覺得這件夾克怎麽樣?」「呃,我不知道是否喜歡這種顔色。」
"So what did you talk about?" "Um, I don't remember , I suppose work mainly ."
「那麽你們談了些甚麽?」「嗯,我不記得了,我想主要談的是工作。」
Sounds used as interjectionsInterjections
(Definition of um exclamation from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “um” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

amicable

relating to behaviour between people that is pleasant and friendly, often despite a difficult situation

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More