Hello. I am a teacher from NILS Japanese language school.
Today’s phrase in Japanese is ‘そうですね‘（Soudesune). We can use this phrase in 2 different meanings.
We use this phrase as one of filler words.
Ohirugohan wa nani wo tabetai desuka?
( What would you like to have for lunch? )
Soudesune… Chūka ryōri wa dou desuka?
( Hmmm… How about Chinese food? )
’そうですね’ is very useful to fulfill the blank of conversation when you need the time to think about what to say next.
’そうですね’ also has the meaning of agreement or consensus.
Ohirugohan wa chūka ryōri ga ii to omoimasu.
( I think Chinese food is the best for our lunch. )
Soudesune. Eki no chikaku no Chūka ryōri ya e ikimasyō.
( Yes. Let’s go to the Chinese restaurant near the station. )
If you use ’そうですね’ phrase depend on the situation, your Japanese would sound more fluently.
Please try it!