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Commands - familiar or polite (formal)?

ElHombre

ElHombre

In lesson 2.4 the following appears: Ah. Mira, ¿esta calle? Siga recto dos cuadras. ¿Recto, entiendes? ¿Derecho, recto? It seems to me that: Mira is tu (familiar) form of command. Mire would be usted (polite/formal) form of command. Siga is usted (polite/formal) form of command, whereas Sigue would be tu (familiar) form. I do not understand how you can mix familiar and formal commands in the same sentence. Please help me with this. Thanks.
BZ

BZ

In talking to my lovely Mexican wife she told me that 'mira' in this case is not a command but a 'muletilla' (this is the diminutive for the word crutch) which is sort of a filler or crutch word like us using 'look or hold on or i think' and 'siga' is the command. Hope this helps.
ElHombre

ElHombre

BZ. Thanks. And tell your wife thanks for me. That helps alot. I looked up muletilla and found more muletillas: muletilla: «Palabra o expresión de las que se intercalan innecesariamente en el lenguaje y constituyen una especie de apoyo en la expresión; tales como agarrar y ... y así ... cogió y ... valga la comparación valga la expresión por así decir y demás y esto ¿estamos? ir y ... mira ¿no? oye si se me permite la expresión pues y tal ¿verdad?

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