5. Weights and Measurements

das Kilogramm 1 Kilogramm = 1000 Gramm
der Pfund 1 Pfund = 500 Gramm
Note: 1 pound (American) = 454 grams
der/das Liter liter
der/das Meter, Millimeter, Zentimeter meter, milli-/centimeter,
Kubikzentimeter, Kubikmeter cubic centimeter, cubic meter
Quadratmeter, Quadratkilometer square meter, square kilometer

Masculine and neuter nouns describing measurement, number, or weight are always expressed in the singular:

Ich hätte gern drei Pfund Kaffee.
I would like three pounds of coffee.

Zwei Glas Apfelsaft, bitte!
Two glasses of apple juice, please.

Er trank zwei Liter Bier.
He drank two liters of beer.

Last revised on September 4, 2014.