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11:32 Mar 8, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: E.E.U.U.
I know that EEUU refers to los estados unidos the United States of America but I wondered what each letter stands for. Why are the letters doubled?
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na +1EE.UU.
Mauricio López Langenbach
naEstados Unidos
LDB
naSee explanation
Blanca Rodr�guez
naEstados Unidosvlr


  

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5 mins peer agreement (net): +1
EE.UU.


Explanation:
That's the way you write it. Not E.E.U.U. It's a usual way to abbreviate words that are in plural, like Ministerio de OO.PP. (Obras Públicas), DD.HH. (Derechos Humanos). In this case, the letters stand for Estados Unidos.

Mauricio López Langenbach
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Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 327

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agree  Maria Rosich Andreu
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6 mins
See explanation


Explanation:
In Spanish acronyms, when the words are in plural, the initial is doubled. Ie,
EE (Estados) UU (Unidos)
URRSS (Union de Republicas Soviéticas, USSR)

Lately, the acronym EU is also used.

Hope it helps

Blanca Rodr�guez
Local time: 19:16
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in GalicianGalician
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11 mins
Estados Unidos


Explanation:
It's spelled E.E.U.U. because it's plural. Estados (E.E.)Unidos (U.U.)

vlr

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Mauricio López Langenbach

Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
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17 hrs
Estados Unidos


Explanation:
Se refiere explícitamente a los Estados Unidos de América
(USA)
En español para significar plurales en siglas se repiten las mismas, por ejemplo Relaciones Públicas sería:

R.R.P.P

por eso:

Estados Unidos ----> E.E.U.U

Norma gramatical del Idioma Castellano

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