A pound, a few, two?A pound and a few kilos?1 Jin, 1 Jin, 1 Jin and other weight units conversion?


Today in Taiwan's traditional market common weight units @issue question is about "a pound and a few?"A pound and a few kilos?1 Jin, 1 Jin, 1 Jin and other weight units conversion?」

Jin, also known as Sima, is China's traditional measure of quality and weight units, originated in China, and then with cultural ideas passed on to the Korean Peninsula, Japan, Vietnam, Malay Peninsula and other places.At present, it is mostly the usual weight units of traditional markets and comptoirs (such as tea lines).

Taiwan Island in the Japanese era due to the need to transport crops to Japan, thus imitating the Japanese ruler method, the establishment of a similar to the Japanese Jin Taiwan "Taiwan Jin."After the restoration of Taiwan by the Republic of China, it acquiesced to the Taiwan Jin as a common unit of weight in Taiwan, and Kinmen and Mazu still used the official "Jin" of the Republic of China because they were not colonized by Japan.

Conversion of weight units of Jin, Taiwan Jin, Taiwan two and kg


  • 1 Jin = 1 Jin (Vegetable market, tea industry and other industries are general units).
  • 1 catties = 600 grams = 0.6 kg.
  • 1 Jin = 162 (also known as Taiwan two).
  • 1 sets two = 37.5 grams.

Mainland China, Kinmen, Lianjiang (Mazu) region

  • 1 Jin = 1 Jin.
  • 1 Jin = 500 grams.
  • 1 Jin = 102.
  • 12 = 50 grams.

From the above units simple conversion can be learned that the 1 Jin in mainland China is about 13 to 142 of Taiwan Jin.

Extended Reading/recommendation Appendix

  1. A kilo, a few pounds?A pound, a few grams?1 kg, 1 lbs, 1 ounces and other weight units conversion?
  2. The historical origin of Taiwan's unique weight unit "Taiwan Jin".

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