EE. UU.

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See also: EEUU

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Acronym of Estados Unidos.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • EEUU (considered nonstandard by some)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /esˌtadosuˈnidos/, [esˌt̪a.ð̞o.suˈni.ð̞os]

Proper noun[edit]

EE. UU. m pl

  1. US, USA (a country in North America); initialism of Estados Unidos (United States)
    Básicamente, los EE. UU. quieren que allí no aparezcan graves problemas que requieran la atención y los recursos que deben usarse en otras partes.
    Basically, the USA wants to keep serious problems from appearing there that would require attention and resources that should be used elsewhere.
    Synonym: EU

Usage notes[edit]

Though the proper noun is technically plural, the United States is often construed as a singular:

  1. EE. UU. denuncia la actitud del Talibán.U.S. denounces Taliban position.