I was again wondering about acronyms in Spanish - particularly EEUU.
'EU' itself should represent 'Estados Unidos'. But why are there 2 Es and 2 Us? It's confusing to me
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In Spanish using a letter twice in an acronym means that that word is plural.
EE. UU. = Estados Unidos. If it were E.U., it would mean "Estado Unido"*.
Other examples are:
RR. HH. = Recursos Humanos (Human Resources).
ss. = siguientes
HH. = Honorables
*It's a rule not everybody follows and nowadays you can find people who write "E.U." in newspapers and other media.