|Spanish to English translations [PRO]|
|Spanish term or phrase: caer en el tópico|
|Please see context below. I know what it is but is there an English equivalent? Any ideas would be appreciated, thank you.|
Agradeced la asistencia de los que hayan venido pero sin caer en el tópico de despreciar aquellos que no están.(talking about a press conference)
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Local time: 15:24
|Thank you. I agree that this is more appropriate in the context, even though it's not the translation of 'caer en el tópico'|
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tópico = commonplace (a remark or opinion that is often expressed and is therefore not original or interesting)
synonims: platitude, cliché, banality, triviality.
Ref. Cobuild dictionary
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avoiding the old cliché /without using the old cliché
Just a couple of ideas that came into my head for translating 'sin caer en el tópico'.
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resorting to the cliché
Thank those who came for attending, without resorting to the cliché of disparaging those who are absent.
For example, anyway... that's how I would say it.
Hope it helps.
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