Weights and Measures

Weights and measures in French
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Poids et mesures

Like most of the world, the French 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 / Le poids

 gram un gramme
 kilogram un kilogramme
un kilo

Volume / Le volume

 liter un litre
 milliliter un millilitre

Length / La longueur

 centimeter un centimètre
 meter un mètre
 kilometer un kilomètre

 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 litre de lait

Imperial System

foot un pied (anglais)
inch un pouce
mile un mile
pound une livre

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