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Weight units table and abbreviations

Tables and abbreviations for weight units are covered here. Let's look at this:

  • Some Tables on weight units, their abbreviations and information on conversion.
  • Explanations to these tables.
  • tasks / Exercises all about calculating with weight units.
  • A Video for dealing with weight units.
  • A Question and answer area to this area.

You now get tables for the common weight units, for very small and also for large units.


Many people learn very well with examples. This certainly also applies to the conversion of weight units. This is exactly what we do in the article Converting / converting weight units.

Weight units tables

Let's start with a "standard table" of weights. This refers to the information that is used in everyday life in Germany. These are milligrams, grams, kilograms and tons. The decitonne was also added as a supplement. The left column contains the unit, in the middle there is the name and on the right there is the conversion.

Table of common weight units in Germany:

Sometimes you want to describe weights that are much smaller than a gram, then you have the option of writing a number with a comma and lots of zeros, for example 0.000004451 kg. However, mistakes creep in here very quickly. This is not nice to read either. Therefore there are two other ways to represent very small numbers.

The first possibility is a power notation. For example, 0.000 001 g can also be abbreviated with 10-6 G. Alternatively, there is also a notation with a prefix. The 10-6 Grams are also known as micrograms, or µg for short. The next table shows you this. But first the abbreviations for weight units:

  • "g" for grams
  • "dg" for decigrams
  • "cg" for centigrams
  • "mg" for milligrams
  • "µg" for micrograms
  • "ng" for nanograms
  • "pg" for picograms
  • "fg" for femtogram

The table looks like this and also treats 10 and 100 before the prefix.

Table of small weights with decimal number, prefix and power:


Large weight units table

In addition to small weights, there are of course also large weights. These are then referred to as kilograms, tons, megatons or gigatons. These weight units are often given as multiples of the unit gram. First, however, the abbreviations that appear:

  • "g" stands for grams
  • "kg" stands for kilograms
  • "t" stands for ton
  • "kt" stands for kilotons
  • "Mt" stands for megaton
  • "Gt" stands for gigaton

Table of large weights with decimal, prefix and power:

So much for a brief overview of fairly common units that are used in Germany and partly also internationally. Such tables are now nice and nice, but do not help some students in particular. Because how do you use them?

For this reason we have another article for you that covers exactly this. See converting / converting to weight units.

Exercises / tasks weight units


Video weight units

Units and conversions

This video covers weight units. Common units such as milligrams, grams, kilograms, decitons and tons are presented first. This is followed by the conversion of units to weight with appropriate examples.

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Questions with answers weight units

This section deals with typical questions with answers about weight units.

Q: What other units of weights are there?

A: For example, the hundredweight is not shown above. How difficult this is varies greatly. Often - in Germany - 50 kg are given for this. In history, however, a hundredweight was not always 50 kg and in other countries it is also 100 kg, for example. It is also not clear with the pound. Most of the time you mean 500 grams.