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Let me see...

Hello everyone!

皆さん、こんにちは!

 

We'll be talking about the phrase "Let me see..." today.

We use this to tell the other person that we are thinking of how to answer their question.

It is used in the same way as "etto" or "u-n" in Japanese.

今日は、「let me see...」というフレーズについてです。

なんて返事をしたらいいのか考えているときに使います。

日本語の「えっと」や「うーん」などと同じ使い方です。

 

Other commonly used words that are similar to "Let me see..." are "hmm...", "er...", "um...", and "well..."

「Let me see...」の似ている言葉では、「hmm...」や「um...」や「well...」などもよく使います。

 

Example:

 

Anna :  What country would you want to visit when the pandemic is over?

アナ: パンデミックが終わったらどこの国に旅行したい?

 

Lily :  That's a tough question!

Let me see... Maybe Croatia? I'd love to see Dubrovnik for myself.

Any country is fine as long as I can travel again!

リリー: 難しい!えっと、クロアチアかな?

ドゥブロヴニクを見に行きたいです!でも、海外旅行ができるならどこでもいいかな!

 

These words are also useful when you are struggling to form an English sentence and need more time to think.

この言葉は英語の文章を考える時間が欲しいときにも役に立ちます。

 

Please try using this in conversation!

 

会話で使ってみましょう!