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Hang on

 

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English Meaning 1

wait / wait a minute / stop (learn English tip- ‘hang on’ is good to make you sound like a local)

English Example 1

“Come on let’s go we’ll be late”
“Hang on, I’ve just got to (gotta) grab my purse”

English Meaning 2

An interruption to seek clarification

English Example 2

“Guess what!”
“What?”
“Deb’s going out with that hot waiter!”
“Hang on hang on, not the tall hottie in the city?”
“Yep!”

English Meaning 3

Commonly used when we speak English on the telephone

English Example 3

(when we speak English on the phone)
“Hi can I speak to Lyn?” 
“Hang on, I’ll just get her”

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