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|Spanish term or phrase: evite uso de muletillas|
|This expression comes from a set of instructions for medical sales representatives on how to deal with the doctors they visit.|
• Si decide un tema personal debe ser versátil y **evite el uso de muletillas** y hacer comentarios trillados
|avoid using fillers|
With thanks to María Eugenia.
Linguistically, this is what the type of words/phrases such as "you know, that is, I mean, er, well" etc.
Psychology of Language: Filler Words in Spoken Language
Question: In English we have many "filler" words for when we don't know how to continue on in a sentence, ... In any case, in Spanish those "filler" words are called muletillas (or, less commonly, palabras de relleno) and are very common.
In Spanish, fillers are called muletillas; some of the most common in American Spanish are e, este ("this") and o sea ("that is").
Note added at 2 hrs (2009-02-16 05:49:00 GMT)
Or "FILLER WORDS"
You can say "avoid using" or "avoid the use of". I prefer the former.
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avoid using stereotypical expressions (cliché)
mu·le·ti·lla Feminine - Noun - Singular
pet expression, cliché, overused expression repeated too many times in one's conversation as a cliché or an interjection, pet phrase, set phrase, filler, tag; Synonyms: frase manida, frase repetida de relleno en la conversación, bordoncillo, cliché, frase acuñada, frase estereotipada, frase hecha, frase trillada, palabra o expresión innecesaria en el discurso que se usa por hábito con demasiada frecuencia
adj. conventional, unoriginal
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avoid using clichés
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