Weights and Measures

Weights and measures in Spanish
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Pesos y medidas

Like most of the world, the Spanish use the metric system for weights and measures. Here are the main units and a link to a converter so you can find out the Imperial equivalents.

Weight / El peso

  gram   un gramo
  kilogram   un kilogramo
un kilo

Volume / El volumen

  liter   un litro
  milliliter   un mililitro

Length / El largo

  centimeter   un centímetro
  meter   un metro
  kilometer   un kilómetro

 When weights and measures are used in front of nouns, the preposition de is required and the article is omitted:

a kilogram of tomatoes   un kilo de tomates
a liter of milk   un litro de leche

Imperial system / El sistema imperial

foot   un pie
inch   una pulgada
mile   una milla
pound   una libra

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