Travel China Tools
Measures & Weights

Putonghua translates the SI base unit and each of the prefixes; it then applies them according to the standard rules.

 

• 微 wēi micro-

• 毫 háo milli-

• 厘 lí centi-

• 分 fēn deci-

• 十 shí deca-

• 百 bǎi hecto-

• 千 qiān kilo- The base units are:

• 米 mǐ metre

• 升 shēng litre

 • 克 kè gram (but kilogram is 斤 jīn) .

 

Applying the prefixes you have:

 

• 微米 wēimǐ micrometre (micron)


• 毫米 háomǐ millimetre

• 厘米 límǐ centimetre

• 分米 fēnmǐ decimetre

• 米 mǐ (or 公米 gōngmǐ) metre

• 十米 shímǐ decametre

• 百米 bǎimǐ hectometre

• 千米 qiānmǐ kilometre (but more usually 公里 gōnglǐ)

Square measures are prefixed 平方 píngfāng: e.g., 平方分米 square centimetre.

Cubic measures are prefixed 立方 lìfāng: e.g., 立方分米 cubic centimetre.

 

Volumes are similar.However weights are not so straightforward:

 

• 亳克 háokè milligram


• 厘克 líkè decigram

• 克 kè gram

• 十克 shíkè decagram

• 百克 bǎikè hectogram

• 公斤 gōngjīn kilogram

• 公擔 gōngdàn quintal

• 千斤 qiānjīn (or 噸 dūn) metric ton

About Us Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy FAQs
 © Copyright Notice 2013 Travel China Planner Corporation and its licensors. All rights reserved.