You know how sometimes you want to say something in your native language or a new language you are learning but you forget how to say it? What are some common ways you stall the conversation so you have a bit of time to think?
Here are some of the things I do:
1) drink water and start the sentence again so I don’t lose my chain of thought
2) hmmm... (most popular choice)
3) like I was saying, then find a new way to say what i was thinking without using the word
4) I use synonyms of the word
I’m so excited to hear what you guys use.