## Common cooking abbreviations

Although some recipes spell out measurements, a lot of cookbooks use abbreviations. Oftentimes, different books will use different abbreviations, which can cause confusion when putting together a dish. For example, the tablespoon and teaspoon abbreviations may look very similar and can be mistaken for one another:- a lowercase t can stand for teaspoon
- an uppercase T can stand for tablespoon

Find the common cooking abbreviations and their corresponding units of measurement below:

### Common Abbreviations for Measurements in Cooking

Cooking Abbreviation(s) | Unit of Measurement |
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C, c | cup |

g | gram |

kg | kilogram |

L, l | liter |

lb | pound |

mL, ml | milliliter |

oz | ounce |

pt | pint |

t, tsp | teaspoon |

T, TB, Tbl, Tbsp | tablespoon |

## Common cooking conversion measurements

Now that you have the abbreviations all sorted out, it’s time to learn the most common conversion measurements in cooking. Understanding these cooking conversions can help you quickly follow recipes, convert based on your available cooking equipment, or even allow you to do quick math to slightly alter recipes according to your liking.This table lists common conversion measurements in cooking.

### Conversion Measurements in Cooking

Unit of Measurement : | Equals: |
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Pinch or dash | less than 1/8 teaspoon |

3 teaspoons | 1 tablespoon |

2 tablespoons | 1 fluid ounce |

1 jigger | 1 1/2 fluid ounces |

4 tablespoons | 1/4 cup |

5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon | 1/3 cup |

12 tablespoons | 3/4 cup |

16 tablespoons | 1 cup |

1 cup | 8 fluid ounces |

2 cups | 1 pint or 16 fluid ounces |

2 pints | 1 quart or 32 fluid ounces |

4 quarts | 1 gallon |