Hisun
Do you mind people who use 'umm', 'uhh', 'ok', 'like', 'yea', and other such phrases often in their speech?
May 26, 2010 10:25 AM
Answers · 8
No, I don't mind. I usually don't even notice it, unless it's excessive. I does bother me if the speaker is giving a speech or seminar. Then it can be distracting.
May 26, 2010
This filler words are completely natural, and every language has them. There is not a single native English-speaker in the world who does not use them constantly when speaking.
May 26, 2010
Well, for me it's always better and more enjoyable to listen to someone more confident that has a more extensive vocabulary, but since almost everybody use such expressions, I guess it's better if we don't mind, otherwise we will rarely enjoy a conversation :P
September 21, 2010
I really don't mind. I use that too.
May 27, 2010
I don't mind them, but as for "often", it can be very painful!
May 26, 2010
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Hisun
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), English, Japanese
Learning Language
Chinese (Cantonese), English, Japanese