Monday, September 20, 2010

Las Abreviaturas - Abbreviations

You know in English there are several abbreviations that we know and use, and usually, we take them for granted. Likewise, Spanish-speakers have their own sets of abbreviations of which they take for granted, and to you learning the Spanish language, you will come across them and not know exactly what they mean. Below I've compiled a list of commonly used abbreviations to help you out some.

Abbreviations of People













Spanish Word
Spanish Abbreviation
usted/ustedes
Ud., Uds.
Don/Doña
D., Dña.
Señor, Señora, Señorita
Sr., Sra., Srta.
Doctor, doctora
Dr., Dra.
Señor, Señora, Señorita
Sr., Sra., Srta.




Units of Measurement (There are no periods!)












Spanish Word
Spanish Abbreviation
centímetro
cm
kilómetro
km
kilogramo
kg
litro
l
metro
m
gramo
g




Directions










Spanish Word
Spanish Abbreviation
derecha (right)
dcha.
izquierda (left)
izq., izqda.
código postal
C.P.
número
n.o




Business/Miscellaneous Abbreviations












Spanish Word
Spanish Abbreviation
Banco
Bco.
compañía
Cía.
Sociedad Anónima (Inc.)
S.A.
Cuenta corriente (checking account)
c/c.
Cuenta de ahorros (savings account)
c/a.
Por ejemplo
p. ej.
página(s)
pág(s).

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