"Centigramul e mai mic decât gramul."

Translation:The centigram is smaller than the gram.

November 16, 2016

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ziyayerlik

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.

November 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/SebastianMolin

I learned them too while adding some of these sentences :D

November 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Rucho94

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

November 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JonEnMiljon

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...

January 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ChipAgapi

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.

January 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JonEnMiljon

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...

January 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ChipAgapi

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

January 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Z-Morg

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).

December 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SebastianMolin

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.

January 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BenYoung84

Um, no it's true. Clearly 1 gram = 100 centigrams. Are you thinking of hectograms?

November 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Z-Morg

Isn't "mai mic" much smaller?

December 15, 2017
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