Hi everybody! I'm also a beginner in spanish. I've been always wondering, what exactly means
'pues'. It seems to me that people in Spain are using it in the beginning of almost every sentence [:^)] 
I would really appreciate the help. Emotion: smile
It's commonly used as a pet word in many countries.
Muchas gracias Emotion: smile
My teacher said "pues" is similar to "ermmm..", i.e. something uttered while you are still thinking what to say
Pues is like we say in English "well...................................."as your teacher saidEmotion: smile
It also may be translated as "then" on some phrases such as:

"hagamosló, pues"=> "Let's make it, then"