How many ounces is 20 ml

In recipes and on packaging there are different specifications for quantities of liquids. It reads: "Add 1/8 liter of milk ..." or "Bring 3/4 liter to a boil ..." or "Pour 3/8 liter of broth" and so on.

Convert liter to milliliter - this is how it's done

Converting liters to milliliters is actually pretty easy. The prefix “milli” always means a thousandth. That means: 1 liter is equal to 1000 milliliters. And vice versa 1000 milliliters are exactly 1 liter.

Accordingly, for example, 500 ml = 0.5 l or 0.25 l equals 250 ml. The abbreviation l (small L) stands for liter internationally. The abbreviation ml (ML) stands for milliliters.

However, it is not always immediately clear to everyone how the information in fractions (for example 1/8 liter or 1 1/2 liter) is now in milliliters or how such information is converted into liters. Some measuring beakers have a corresponding scale for this. But not on other measuring cups. In our table we have converted and listed the conversion of frequently used quantities.

Conversion table: liter - milliliter - cups

Fractional numberdecimal numberMillilitersameric. Cups
1/10 liter0.1 liter100 milliliters0.4 cups
1/8 liter0.125 liters125 milliliters0.5 cups
1/6 liter0.167 liters167 milliliters0.7 cups
1/4 liter0.25 liters250 milliliters1 cup
1/3 liter0.333 liters333 milliliters1.4 cups
3/8 liter0.375 liters375 milliliters1.6 cups
1/2 liter0.5 liters500 milliliters2.1 cups
5/8 liters0.625 liters625 milliliters2.6 cups
2/3 liters0.667 liters667 milliliters2.8 cups
3/4 liter0.75 liters750 milliliters3.2 cups
1 liter1 liter1000 milliliters4.2 cups
1 1/2 liters1.5 liters1500 milliliters6.3 cups

Conversion between different units of measurement

Any quantity can be quickly and easily converted into other units of measurement (including the British and American). Please note: A point is used instead of a comma!

Note: The information for cups in the table refers to American cups and not British ones. These are only still in use in a few earlier English colonies, but are rarely found even in Great Britain. In cookbooks and recipes, information on ingredients in cups can almost always be assumed to be US cups.

Some values ​​in the conversion table are rounded, but this is absolutely fine for baking and cooking and has no effect on the result. Even when converting for school, training and work, these rounding values ​​are usually more than sufficient.