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French Weights & Measures Vocabulary

French Weights & Measures Vocabulary

Les unités de poids et de mesure

This page contains a list of vocabulary for weights and measures covering both the metric and imperial systems. In French, a pound is “une livre” a kilometer is “un kilomètre”. The list covers area, length, speed, volume and weight.

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Le système métrique

Area – la surface, la superficie

  • hectare un hectare
  • square centimeter un centimètre carré
  • square kilometer un kilomètre carré
  • square meter un mètre carré
  • square millimeter un millimètre carré

Length – la longeur

  • centimeter un centimètre
  • kilometer un kilomètre
  • meter un mètre
  • millimeter un millimètre

Volume – le volume

  • cubic centimeter un centimètre cubique
  • cubic kilometer un kilomètre cubique
  • cubic meter un mètre cubique
  • liter un litre

Weight – le poids

  • gram un gramme
  • hectogram un hectogramme
  • kilogram un kilogramme

Imperial system – le système impérial

  • mile un mile
  • yard un yard (une verge)
  • foot un pied
  • quart un quart de gallon
  • gallon un gallon
  • pint une pinte
  • ounce une once
  • cup une tasse
  • fluid ounce un once liquide
  • pound une livre
  • stone 6,35 kilogrammes

Speed – la vitesse

  • velocity la vélocity
  • per hour à l’heure
  • per minute à la minute
  • per second à la seconde

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