020 – Muletillas del Español | Filler Words in Spanish

Can you have an entire conversation without saying “um” or “like?” I know I can’t!

These words are examples of filler words, or muletillas, that people use all the time in order to organize their thoughts as they speak.

It’s completely natural and learning how to use them in Spanish will actually help you sound more like a native!

This week, Jim and May share popular filler words that are used throughout Latin America, and also words specific to certain countries.

May enlightens us with the background behind the word muletilla: “muleta” which translates to “crutch.” We use these filler words as crutches for our conversations.

Learn more in this week’s episode!

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