États-Unis d'Amérique

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Alternative forms[edit]


Calque of English United States of America.


  • IPA(key): /e.ta.z‿y.ni d‿a.me.ʁik/
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Proper noun[edit]

États-Unis d’Amérique m pl (plural only)

  1. United States of America (a country in North America)
    Synonyms: États-Unis, É-U, Amérique

Usage notes[edit]

  • In older French practice, capital letters did not take diacritics, so É becomes E. This was mostly done because of technical constraints. Formal orthotypography maintains the diacritics.