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Old September 14, 2009, 07:35 PM
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EEUU - Estados Unidos

why are there two e'sand u's?
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Old September 14, 2009, 08:16 PM
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why are there two e'sand u's?
Plural expressed with "initial", siglas in Spanish... I do not know the word in English.

Used only with proper names, I believe.
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Old September 14, 2009, 08:27 PM
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"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
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Old September 14, 2009, 08:33 PM
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"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!
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Old September 15, 2009, 01:18 AM
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RRHH: Recursos humanos
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Very important here for children: SS.MM.RR.MM de Oriente (Sus Majestades los Reyes Magos )
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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.
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EEUU is very common. You will also sometimes see EUA (Estados Unidos de América).
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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
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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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