Translation:The centigram is smaller than the gram.
I've never heard of loads of these measurements: centigrams, decimetres, hectometres, etc. - seems like Duo's definitely teaching me my native language as well as a foreign one, hah.
I did learn them when I was at school. At that time I thought I would never use them again. Duo Romanian is teaching me I was kinda wrong. xD
I think it would be more giving to learn what measurements like e.g. "inch", "light year" and "knots" translate to than wasting my time learning highly unusable concepts like "hectometer". Just a thought...
For length, you are talking about different measurement systems: US customary/ Imperial vs metric system. The metric system is in use in Romania as well as all other countries in Europe.
I know - but I still think I have more use of knowing what inches or yards or whatever Imperial units translates to than "theoretical" parts of the metric system... In Sweden (where I'm from) some stuff are for example still measured in inches, like some building materials and vinyl records (and, quite obviously, "tumstocken", the inchstick - "tum" is Swedish for "inch"), yet you never encounter "decalitres" in your daily life. I think the same goes for Romania...
All Imperial/US customary measurement units have translations in Romanian (theoretical - these can be looked up in a dictionary, but have no practical use, since these units are not used in Romania)
pound - livră
inch - țol
knot - nod
light year - an lumină -> this is used in astronomy
Do Romanians use the in between measurements a lot? In Canada we're taught them maybe once, but would really only use milligrams, grams and kilograms (not the stuff in between).
This is false... this sentence is meant to make users question the statement to allow for deeper searching. It's a technique we thought might help in the learning process... In a way, it paves a path for independent learning.
Um, no it's true. Clearly 1 gram = 100 centigrams. Are you thinking of hectograms?