abbreviations -quart, pint, square yard, dozen

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by La Violeta, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. La Violeta Junior Member

    English
    Quart, pint, square yard, dozen in English is, qt., pt., sq. yd., dz.
    Can someone let me know how to abbreviate these in Spanish, please?
     
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  2. elirlandes

    elirlandes Senior Member

    Dublin & Málaga
    Ireland English
    These are not common measurements in Spanish as Spanish speaking countries use the metric system. I do not believe that there are abbreviations for them.
     
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  3. amydafig

    amydafig Senior Member

    USA
    Spanish-English U.S.A.
    Not all Spanish speaking countries use the metric system with all measurements.
     
  4. amydafig

    amydafig Senior Member

    USA
    Spanish-English U.S.A.
    Docena = dna.; doc. (also for "documento").
     
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  5. Correct. In Chile, for example, dimensions of many items are a mixture of English and Metric systems. A board, for example, can be called a "2x4" for thickness, and at the same time the length is described in meters. As far as abbreviations, I have only seen the " sign used for inches.

    Within the Chilean air transport industry, which is heavily influenced by international English expressions and standards, IN, LB, and FT are recognized as they are in English, but this is apparently not a common commercial standard.

    The possible use of OZ, LB etc are evidence here:

    http://www.fisica.netii.net/equivalencias/equivalencia-entre-unidades-masa.html

    and Mexican practices here http://www.porticodemexico.com/carniceria/basculas.htm

    From an Argentine recipe book:

    También pueden aparecer en algunas recetas, medidas inglesas como la onza de abreviatura oz., la onza líquida que se abrevia fl oz. o la libra que se abrevia lb. para lo cual les aconsejamos tener a mano las siguientes conversiones:
    100g = 3,5 oz
    1 oz.. es aprox. 28g
    1 lb. = 454 g.
    1 lb. = 16 oz.
     
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  6. MarceloD

    MarceloD Senior Member

    Birmingham UK
    Argentine Spanish
    I may be wrong, but I'm not sure that all of them have abbrevaitions in Spanish, I alway know them by the full name or by understanding the name messures and the context.
    So If we are talking in rugby it will be 5 yards which it will be 5 yardas or 5 yds.
    In a pub it is a pint of beer but I do not remember to see pints as a messure in Argentina for example.
    But again I may be wrong.
     
  7. amydafig

    amydafig Senior Member

    USA
    Spanish-English U.S.A.
    I agree with MarceloD with the exception of your spelling of "measure". Have a great day.
     
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