We write kilometer as km. How do I write chilometro in Italian?
Also in English I write 'km/h' (km/hour). How to write it in Italian? Can I write km/ora?


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If by «How do I write chilometro in Italian?» you mean how do you abbreviate it, remember that the symbols for physical quantities (as for chemical elements etc.) are international standards. So: km (see also the “chilometro” entry). Analogously for km/h.

Anyway, any English-Italian or Italian monolingual dictionary could answer such a question.

  • I'd also add: don't write km/ora. You can write either chilometri orari or km/h.
    – Formagella
    Commented Aug 29, 2016 at 14:52
  • Bravo. I'm glad to see you answering the questions of some beginners.
    – Tom Au
    Commented Aug 29, 2016 at 21:40

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