Old September 15, 2009, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by AngelicaDeAlquezar View Post
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

Tienes toda la razón Angélica.

Me equivoqué con lo de las siglas...
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