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Brazil uses the metric system.

Temperatures are expressed in centigrade. (86o fahrenheit = 30o centigrade)
Clothing and Shoes

Brazilian sizes are different from both European and North American sizes. Most stores can help you find your size.

 Men's Shoes
Brazil
UK
USA
France
38
5
5 / 5.5
38
39
5.5 / 6
6 / 6.5
39
 
6.5
6.5
 
40
7
7
40
41
7.5 / 8
7.5 / 8.5
41
42
8
8.5 / 9.5
42
43
8.5 / 9
9 / 9.5
43
44
9.5 / 10
10
44


 Women's Shoes
Brazil
UK
USA
Italy
France
36
3.5 / 4.5
4.5 / 6
37
4 / 36
 
4
5
 
36.5
37
4.5 / 5
5.5 / 6.5
38
5 / 37
 
5
6
 
37.5
38
5.5
6.5 / 7
39
6 / 38
38.5
6
7.5
40
7 / 38.5
39
6.5
8
41
8 / 39


 Dress Shirt - Number of Collar

Brazil
Europe
USA / UK
35
35
14
37
37
14.5
38
38
15
39
39
15.5
41
41
16
42
42
16.5
43
43
17
44
44
17.5


 Suit

Brazil
USA / UK
France
 
35
36
46
36
38
 
37
40
48
38
42
 
39
44
50
40
46
52
42
48
54
44
 


 Women's Dresses

Brazil
UK
USA
Italy
France
38
10 / 32
8 / 10
40
38
40
12 / 34
10 / 12
42
40
42
14 / 36
12 / 14
44
42
44
16 / 38
14 / 16
46
44
46
18 / 40
16 / 18
48
46
48
20 / 42
18 / 20
50
48


 Weight

1 ounce (Oz)
28.35 grams (g)
1 pound (lb)
0.454 kilograms (kg)


 Linear Measure

1 foot (ft)
30.479 centimetres (cm)
1 inch (in)
2.53995 centimetres (cm)
1 yard (yd)
0.9144 metres (mts)
1 mile (mi)
1.6093 kilometres (km)

 Velocity

1 mile / hour (mi/h)
1.6 kilometres / hour (km/h)
1 kilometres / hour (km/h)
0.62 mile / hour (mi/h)

 Capacity

1 litre (l)
0.21997 gallons (gal)
1 litre (l)
0.263 gallons (US gal)

 Temperature

ºC
ºF
100
212
90
194
80
176
70
158
60
140
50
122
40
104
30
86
20
68
10
50
0
32
-17.8
0