Conversation fillers

Um.. Well.. You know...

Every language has it's little "fillers" — Things to say that don't actually mean anything, but are used when you want to change the direction of the conversation, when you don't want to give a direct answer, when you encounter some awkward silence, or when you're simply looking for the right word. "Well..." "So..." "Anyway..." French is no different. Tuck a few of these into up your sleeve for those occasions.

Play audio alors... = so, then...

Play audioallez... = right then...

Play audioeh bien = well...

Play audioenfin... = well...

Play audiobon ben... = well, anyway...

Play audioc'est-à-dire... = what I mean is...

Play audiovous savez... = you know...

Play audiotu sais... = you know...

Play audioeuh... = er...