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    Default convertion from "dominican" units to metric units

    What are the correct convetions from the "Dominican" units into metric units, After all these years i'm still not sure if i've got the numbres right. Internet ass such isn't always a help because you'll find different numbres and then the question rizes: Which one?

    I'm thinking about

    Tarea
    libra
    Gallon
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    Quote Originally Posted by heldengebroed View Post
    What are the correct convetions from the "Dominican" units into metric units, After all these years i'm still not sure if i've got the numbres right. Internet ass such isn't always a help because you'll find different numbres and then the question rizes: Which one?

    I'm thinking about

    Tarea = 629 sq. meters, but this is not totally exact. there are 15.9 tareas in a hectare.

    libra = U.S. pound= 2.2046 pounds to a kilo

    Gallon = slightly less than four liters. A gallon is 4 quarts. A quart is 0.908 of a liter. A liter is 1.057 quarts. I think an "imperial" gallon is four liters, but I am not sure.
    etc Etc is the same in English or Dominican Spanish.


    Greetings

    Johan

    Does that help?

    HB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
    Does that help?

    HB


    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
    Does that help?

    HB
    I remember about a year ago you explained to me the history behind the flexibility of a Tarea. Could you please post this here?

    Thanks! ... J-D.

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    I think I talked about "varas" and how 20 'varas' to a side was supposed to be a tarea.

    However, on farms there are varas de vender y varas de comprar. For the vara de comprar, you find the tallest guy around. You find a long, long stick.

    the measurement goes like this:
    1) He stretches up to the tip of his hand, and marks that spot.
    2) Then he adds the length of the distance between his elbow and the tip of his fingers.
    3) then he adds one hand span.

    The method varies from region to region but that is mainly how it is done.

    HB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
    I think I talked about "varas" and how 20 'varas' to a side was supposed to be a tarea.

    However, on farms there are varas de vender y varas de comprar. For the vara de comprar, you find the tallest guy around. You find a long, long stick.

    the measurement goes like this:
    1) He stretches up to the tip of his hand, and marks that spot.
    2) Then he adds the length of the distance between his elbow and the tip of his fingers.
    3) then he adds one hand span.

    The method varies from region to region but that is mainly how it is done.

    HB
    That was exactly what I was hoping you would share with us. Thanks!... J-D.

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