"The scale weighs one kilo."
Translation:Vågen väger ett kilo.
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For a lot of English speakers, we would say "scales" rather than "scale" to refer to a weighing apparatus. I accept that both forms are used in English, but when I see a sentence like this, I think of a scale of a fish! (And that certainly would weigh something, but surely nothing like a kilo!)
Well they are two different things really. Scales are use for measuring one product's weight against the weight of another product. This was/is most commonly used when trading. A scale is used to measure the weight of only one thing, a person, produce etc. Since scales aren't used as often anymore (except maybe by Goblins counting gold), most people only know single scales.