A ver, A ver - What does this mean?
A ver, A ver.- What does this mean?
I know whe someone says, "A ver" it can mean like "Let me see." But in the context of my book that's not what it's meaning!
I agree with dandi that it is the best translation... in context: José is just considering in his mind what was told to him by Francisco. It's just his thinking out loud, processing in his mind what the information.
I believe that it means "OK/alright" like enough already, and is used as a filler phrase
So the whole thing might be "OK, OK" or "alright, alright"
I believe it translates as "let's see.".
"A ver, a ver.. ¿Qué quiero de comer?"
Let's see, let's see. What do I want to eat?"
But in the context of my book that's not what it's meaning!
Maybe if you gave us the context we could help.
Here is the context!:
Francisco: Mañana viernes, voy a ir al centro con Ana. José: ¿Con Ana? A ver a ver. ¡Fantástico, Francisco!
(Aventura - DVD Program Manual)
This is not meant to contradict what Dandi or Adelita has already said, as I believe that Adelita is a native speaker, and I am sure likely has a firmer grasp on little nuances of the language such as this one, but here is a link to a reference that describes several uses of "a ver" including:
• let's see
• let's check
• hold on
it also lists this for "a ver, a ver"
atencion or escuchen as in "a ver a ver ¿Qué esta pasando aquí?"
Used as an interjection, this seems to be more like "Hey, hey." or "hey now"
What do you think? Does this make sense to you?