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Spanish Word: EE.UU.

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Spanish Word: EE.UU.

Pronunciation: Ay-Oo

Translation: U.S.A.

Function: Usage

You can see the abbreviation ‘EE.UU’ (‘Estados Unidos’) every day in Spanish speaking countries newspapers. The letters repetition indicates a plural is being shortened.

The need for this repetition arises from the fact that the word could is also abbreviated in the singular form, so ‘p.’ is the abbreviation of ‘página’ [page]

Example:

pp. 2-4

Translation:

pages 2 through 4

 

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