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Unités de mesures

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No need to learn the exact conversions of every ounce of those succulent fresh grapes from the vine you would like to snack on, just round off the numbers and trust your eyes.

Upon your first purchase of some delicious golden summer plums at an open market in Venice, you will notice Europeans use the metric system for their weights and measures. So, a kilo of plums adds up to more than two pounds and 50 grams or almost two ounces of saffron seems to cost as much as gold!

See below for a guide to converting metric and American units. Chances are, unless you plan to do some baking while in Europe, you can just round out the measurements for most of your food shopping to figure out the price of certain items.
 
 

American Units

Metric Units

1 ounce

28.35 grams

1 pound

453.59 grams

1 gallon

3.79 liters

1 inch

2.54 centimeters

1 foot

30.48 centimeters

1 mile

1.61 kilometers

 

Miles Per Hour

Kilometers Per Hour

20

32.2

30

48.3

40

64.4

50

80.5

60

96.6

70

112.7

 

Kilometers Per Hour

Miles Per Hour

30

18.6

40

24.8

50

31.0

60

37.2

70

43.4

80

49.6

90

55.8

100

62.0

110

68.2

120

74.4

 

 

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