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December 26, 2011
13:34
logie100
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hey guys :)

While watching youtube vlogs from Mexico, I have heard many bloggers say " bueno..este..este.." and then start talking. "este" means "this" . I guess they are doing this to give themselves time to think, but why use the word este?

 

Also, is this just mexican?

 

Thanks :) 

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December 27, 2011
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Kevinpost
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Probably a Mexican thing. I've never heard that in Colombia.

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December 29, 2011
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Yes, "este" (in that context) is just a filler word (muletilla) just like "ummmm...eeeer" (notice that it's the same with "bueno")

 

I don't know where exactly it's used, but I don't think it's just a Mexican thing. An Argentinean friend of mine says it too. In Spain we don't use it, we use "esto" instead.

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December 30, 2011
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I found the wikipost for Muletillas, its very helpful

 

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muletilla 

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