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Hola todos! Tengo una pregunta para ustedes. De dónde eres'

  • Posted Dec 13, 2007
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  • How do we give you enough votes to be proportionate to the # of views. A classic post! - 0074b507 Aug 17, 2009
  • ok, true, look at Chris's reputation...let's all vote on this post! - 00494d19 Aug 30, 2009
  • ok done - john12345678 Sep 22, 2009

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Subject: Re: Why ""EEUU"" and not "EUA" when "USA" is translated from Mexican Spanish?
Answered By: scriptor-ga on 11 May 2004 17:26 PDT
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Dear kerrykkerr,

"Estados Unidos" is abbreviated as "EEUU" (also: EE. UU.) because in
Spanish the abbreviation for a plural item doubles the letter of the
abbreviation. The same is done, for example, with the abbreviation for
"Fuerzas Armadas" (= Armed Forces), which is "FF. AA.", indicating
that the abbreviation relates to a plural term.
The English language knows this custom too, albeit in a few cases
only. For instance, the abbreviation for "page" in singular is "p.",
while "pages" in plural are abbreviated as "pp.".
Sometimes, however, the abbreviation "EUA" (Estados Unidos de América)
for the United States is indeed used in Spanish, but not often.

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  • I got flag when I typed EEUU and I had to change it to Los Estados Unidos. I was told all caps was impolite. Is that true for abbreviations? - sanlee Apr 3, 2010
  • I think it will work if you put a space between EE and UU, sanlee. - MacFadden May 8, 2010
  • I think the instances of double lettering for abbreviations in English are really Latin abbreviations which are used in English. English doesn't do this with its own abbreviations. - MacFadden May 8, 2010
  • Now that is interesting :) U learn something new everyday! - Kiwi-Girl May 24, 2010
  • I've always known that you are supposed to use EEUU, but I never knew why... Thanks for posting Motley! - MeEncantanCa Nov 4, 2010
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Hola, soy de Mexico, pero vivo en Carolina del Norte'... y tu'

  • Dec 17, 2007
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Soy de Mississippi, EEUU. Vivo en la ciudad Olive Branch.

  • Dec 14, 2007
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Soy de Seattle, Washington... de los EEUU.

  • Dec 15, 2007
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Soy del centro del Reino Unido, cerca de Birmingham, pero en ninguna parte cerca de Alabama, EE.UU..

  • Dec 17, 2007
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Que cuidad eres de'

  • Dec 17, 2007
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Soy de Hungría pero ahora resido en Carolina del Norte.

  • Dec 18, 2007
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Soy de Ingleterra pero ahora vivo en Miami.

  • Dec 23, 2007
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Soy de West Virginia, EEUU.

Ya vivo en West Virginia.

  • Dec 24, 2007
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  • Yo vivo en West Virginia is what you were trying to say, right. When I type really fast I make a lot of mistakes, especially when typing in Spanish. - spanflyer Apr 3, 2010
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Soy de Connecticut. Soy Puertoriqueño, en el año que viene me mudaré a Puerto Rico.

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  • Soy puertorriqueño... - spanflyer Apr 3, 2010
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Yo soy de Pensylvania, EEUU, pero vivo en Carolina del Norte ahora.

  • Dec 13, 2007
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Soy de Tallahassee, Florida en los EEUU.

  • Dec 15, 2007
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  • Oh, send me some sunshine, Christopher! It is too cold here! - Brynleigh Dec 1, 2010
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cerca Oldbury.

  • Dec 18, 2007
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Soy de Canadá

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Soy ciudadano Canadiense.

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Soy de Nueva Hampshire, y soy un ciudadano irlandés.

  • Dec 14, 2007
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