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What measuring system does Germany use?

The units of measurement in Germany are the same as in the rest of Europe (with the exception of Great Britain), i.e. metric system. But sometimes pounds are used to measure weight – “das Pfund (e)”.

Does Germany use metric or imperial?

No, I have never heard or seen a non-metric measurement in Germany. The exception is for instance rim sizes, but that is because that is the standard for almost all rims. The Germans use the Pfund (and the Dutch use the pond) which is a non-official measurement for 500 g.

What countries use the US customary system?

Only three countries – the U.S., Liberia and Myanmar – still (mostly or officially) stick to the imperial system, which uses distances, weight, height or area measurements that can ultimately be traced back to body parts or everyday items.

How long has Germany been using the metric system?


Does Germany use inches or cm?

I promised to tell you about the exceptions to the metric system we use: the inch! Yes, those infamous 2.54cm long inch as you use them on a daily basis in america – we actually do use them here in germany! Daily! Although we call them “Zoll”, but this is just the german name for inch.

What do Germans measure height?

When talking about a person’s height you have to use “Größe”. “Ich bin 185 cm groß.” “Meine Freundin ist 170 cm groß.” “Höhe” is used for things, but not for people.

What is a German mile?

Meile (mile) A German geographic mile (geographische Meile) is defined as 1⁄15 equatorial degrees, equal to 7,420.54 m (24,345.6 ft).

Do Germans use liters?

Some countries do actually use the metric equivalent of mpg (km/liter), but Germany isn’t one of them. The Dutch, the Japanese and some others use kilometers per liter, closer to our miles per gallon: 26 mpg = 11.05 km/l.

Do Germans use tablespoons?

Instead of using cups, tablespoons, and teaspoons, German recipes often designate liquid ingredients with units such as a “soup spoon,” or “EL.” Here are a few equivalents to help you navigate that German recipe: 1 large soup spoon (Essloeffel or Eβlöffel or EL) = approximately 1 level tablespoon.

What does TL mean in German?

Tl / TL = Teelöffel, teaspoon, – 5 ml. El / EL = Esslöffel, tablespoon – 15 ml.

What does DL mean in German?

abbreviation. 1. (= decilitre(s)) dl.

What does d/l mean?


Acronym Definition
D/L Deadline
D/L direct link
D/L Driver’s License
D/L Distance Learning

What is L in German cooking?

German abbreviations in cooking recipes

EL, El, Tablespoon approx. 15ml
g, gr gram
L, l Liter
DL, dl Deciliter 1dl = 0,1 liter
ml Milliliter 1 liter = 1000 ml

What is a Messerspitze?

The Swiss/German term Messerspitze is one of those terms. Messerspitze means knife-point, and is an imprecise measurement which means as much as would fit on the tip of a knife.

What is El in metric system?

An exaliter (EL or El) is a decimal multiple of the non-SI metric unit of volume, the liter, which is equal to 1 cubic decimeter (dm³), 1,000 cubic centimeters (cm³), or 10⁻³ cubic meters.

Why does the United States use the US customary system?

The customary system was championed by the U.S.-based International Institute for Preserving and Perfecting Weights and Measures in the late 19th century. Some advocates of the customary system saw the French Revolutionary, or metric, system as atheistic.