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English translation: Pet words/ Pet phrases

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Spanish term or phrase:muletillas
English translation:Pet words/ Pet phrases
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11:33 Apr 9, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Linguistics
Spanish term or phrase: muletillas
con "muletillas" me refiero al término que se utiliza para hablar de las expresiones com "bueno, pues", que utiliza la gente, y que normalmente no tienen contenido semántico, sino que se usan sobre todo en el lenguaje oral. No consigo encontrar ninguna palabra en ingés para explicarlo.
Muchas gracias a todos y saludos!
Anabel
Anabel Martínez
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Pet words/ Pet phrases
Explanation:
Así define el Diccionario "Simon & Schuster's Bilingüe en español e inglés" a esas muletillas del lenguaje de las que usted habla.

Saludos afectuosos de OSO ¶:^)
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xxxOso
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Muchas gracias a todos por a la ayuda!
Saludos
Anabel
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Summary of answers provided
nafiller wordsxxxJon Zuber
naverbal fillersFuad Yahya
naPet words/ Pet phrasesxxxOso


  

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Pet words/ Pet phrases


Explanation:
Así define el Diccionario "Simon & Schuster's Bilingüe en español e inglés" a esas muletillas del lenguaje de las que usted habla.

Saludos afectuosos de OSO ¶:^)


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xxxOso
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Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 42
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Muchas gracias a todos por a la ayuda!
Saludos
Anabel
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32 mins
verbal fillers


Explanation:
They are called "fillers," "speech fillers," or "verbal fillers." Here are a few examples:

http://www.ag.iastate.edu/aginfo/speech_delivery.html

"Don't use verbal fillers such as "um," "uh" and "you know." Instead, pause silently."


http://people.hsc.edu/faculty-staff/cdeal/students/rehear.ht...

"Disadvantages include a lack of organization, increased anxiety, insertion of verbal fillers such as "um," "you know," and the inability to include prepared visual aids such as graphs and charts."


http://home.bluemarble.net/~langmin/convers.htm

"The speaker then keeps the turn for a time by means of verbal fillers: I mean, well, sort of, anyway, you know. (Haven't you had the experience of getting exasperated when someone seems to overuse the latter? Just remember next time that this person is really sending regular signals that s/he needs time to organize and isn't finished yet). You might feel the need to stall for time with words such as um, actually, let me see."

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Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish

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1 hr
filler words


Explanation:
FuadMYahya is correct, but the terms offered break down a little further, into the self-explanatory "filler words" (bueno, pues), "filler phrases" (you know) and "hesitation noises/sounds" (um, uh). There are other terms as well, but these are probably the most familiar.

xxxJon Zuber
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