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

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updated ABR 30, 2017
posted by Christopher
How do we give you enough votes to be proportionate to the # of views. A classic post! - 0074b507, AGO 17, 2009
ok, true, look at Chris's reputation...let's all vote on this post! - 00494d19, AGO 30, 2009
ok done - john123456789, 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
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

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.

updated DIC 7, 2010
posted by motley
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, ABR 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! - MeEncantanCarasSonrisas, NOV 4, 2010
Great post. Thanks you!!! - ronm192, DIC 2, 2010
Wow, it has never occured to my why it is actually the way it is. Thanks! - bomberapolaca, DIC 5, 2010
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Hola, soy de Mexico, pero vivo en Carolina del Norte'... y tu'

updated MAR 7, 2017
posted by carmen2
D que parte de mexico? - Rey_Mysterio, MAR 19, 2010
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Soy de Mississippi, EEUU. Vivo en la ciudad Olive Branch.

updated MAR 7, 2017
posted by Brandon-Penninger
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Soy de Seattle, Washington... de los EEUU.

updated DIC 1, 2010
posted by Jen
Y yo tambien! - LAtINaPunKROcKerAConFundidA, AGO 25, 2009
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Soy de West Virginia, EEUU.

Ya vivo en West Virginia.

updated DIC 1, 2010
posted by lizz
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, ABR 3, 2010
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Soy de Ingleterra pero ahora vivo en Miami.

updated DIC 1, 2010
posted by Tom-L
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Soy de Hungría pero ahora resido en Carolina del Norte.

updated DIC 1, 2010
posted by Zoltán
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Que cuidad eres de'

updated DIC 1, 2010
posted by manutd
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Soy del centro del Reino Unido, cerca de Birmingham, pero en ninguna parte cerca de Alabama, EE.UU..

updated DIC 1, 2010
posted by Ian--PAi-
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Soy de Connecticut. Soy Puertoriqueño, en el año que viene me mudaré a Puerto Rico.

updated DIC 1, 2010
posted by Jet
Soy puertorriqueño... - spanflyer, ABR 3, 2010
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Yo soy de Pensylvania, EEUU, pero vivo en Carolina del Norte ahora.

updated DIC 1, 2010
posted by Cherry
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Soy de Tallahassee, Florida en los EEUU.

updated DIC 1, 2010
posted by Christopher
Oh, send me some sunshine, Christopher! It is too cold here! - Brynleigh, DIC 1, 2010
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cerca Oldbury.

updated DIC 1, 2010
posted by Ian--PAi-
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Soy de Canadá

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Soy ciudadano Canadiense.

updated JUN 6, 2011
edited by Brynleigh
posted by Brynleigh
cool pic!!! - theamazaynboobear, JUN 6, 2011
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Soy de Nueva Hampshire, y soy un ciudadano irlandés.

updated DIC 1, 2010
posted by manutd
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