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Jessica September 14, 2009 07:35 PM

EEUU - Estados Unidos
 
why are there two e'sand u's? :confused:

chileno September 14, 2009 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by jchen (Post 51706)
why are there two e'sand u's? :confused:

Plural expressed with "initial", siglas in Spanish... I do not know the word in English.

Used only with proper names, I believe.

ookami September 14, 2009 08:27 PM

"sigla" is "abbreviation"
Two more: "AAMM" (Artes Marciales/Martial Arts) or "DDCC" (Deportes de Contacto/Contact Sports).
Thanks to chileno know I know why :P

chileno September 14, 2009 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by ookami (Post 51715)
"sigla" is "abbreviation"
Two more: "AAMM" (Artes Marciales/Martial Arts) or "DDCC" (Deportes de Contacto/Contact Sports).
Thanks to chileno know I know why :P

Duh! I knew that! :confused:

pjt33 September 15, 2009 01:18 AM

RRHH: Recursos humanos

irmamar September 15, 2009 01:53 AM

Very important here for children: SS.MM.RR.MM de Oriente (Sus Majestades los Reyes Magos :present: :D )

sosia September 15, 2009 04:05 AM

JchenIf the word is singular, one letter:
RAE: Real Academia Española (de la Lengua)
TVE: Tele-Visión Española

if its a plural, double letter:
EEUU: Estados Unidos
RRHH Recursos Humanos
SS MM RR MM de oriente Sus Majestades los Reyes Magos
Already said but to make it clear.
Saludos :D

Tomisimo September 15, 2009 08:15 AM

EEUU is very common. You will also sometimes see EUA (Estados Unidos de América).

AngelicaDeAlquezar September 15, 2009 09:53 AM

Adding to Sosia's explanation:

In Spanish, all abbreviations (abreviaciones) in plural must have their letters written twice:

EEUU = Estados Unidos
FFCC = Ferrocarriles
DDHH = Derechos Humanos


"Siglas" are different. They're formed by taking the first letter of each word:

EUA = Estados Unidos de América
ONU = Organización de las Naciones Unidas
FMI = Fondo Monetario Internacional


An "acrónimo" is formed taking several letters from the title to make words one can pronounce:

Conagua: Comisión Nacional del Agua
Semarnat: Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales
Ferronales: Ferrocarriles Nacionales

Jessica September 15, 2009 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tomisimo (Post 51776)
EEUU is very common. You will also sometimes see EUA (Estados Unidos de América).


ok but Señorita (my teacher) was not sure herself


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