"Centigram or decigram?"
Translation:Centigram sau decigram?
We are thought in school at an early age, and most of us are aware of them, but we never use them. What we use are:
- liters and milliliters for beverages, but cube meters for water consumption
- millimeters, centimeters, meters and kilometers for distances and sizes, but lower usually just for scientific purposes
- milligrams, grams, kilograms, and tons, but lower usually just for scientific purposes
- in agriculture we use hectar (ha) which is 1000 square meters but otherwise square meters
- watts and kilowatts
- kilometer/hour for speed
In Sweden (where I'm from) pricing per hectograms of certain foodstuffs (often considerably expensive ones) are pretty commonly used as a measurement in grocery stores for example. Hectogram is abbreviated to "hg" in those cases. I wouldn't be too surprised if it's the same in Romania!
That's very interesting. A hectogram sounds like a rather large unit for very expensive items. I tend to buy things like expensive tea and tobacco by the ounce in the US, so I would have expected grams, although I guess a hectogram must be in the neighborhood of 3 ounces or so.