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Units of Measure / How Many Teaspoons in a Tablespoon

Different Tablespoons

Now we will discuss different definitions of these measurement units accepted in various countries.

In most regions, where they are used for measuring solids, the tablespoon equals to half a fluid ounce, which is about 15 metric milliliters. This variant of the tablespoon is accepted in the USA, South Africa, Canada, New Zealand, and Japan. Their teaspoon has 1/6 fluid ounce and about 5 metric milliliters.

The same teaspoon is used in Australia, but the Australian variant of the tablespoon is larger. It contains 2/3 fluid ounce and 20 metric milliliters.

Now that we know how many fluid ounces and milliliters there are in a teaspoon and a tablespoon, we can count easily how many teaspoons in a tablespoon:

- 1 US tablespoon has 3 teaspoons
- 1 Australian tablespoon has 4 teaspoons

It is not difficult to remember, is it?

Teaspoons, Tablespoons, and Other Units of Volume

Sometimes you may want to find out how many teaspoons or tablespoons there are in other units of volume. The following table will be a great help to you.

Teaspoons

US Tablespoons

Australian Tablespoons

One US tablespoon

3

1

≈0.75

One Australian tablespoon

4

≈1.33

1

One US fluid ounce

6

2

≈1.50

One US cup

48

16

≈12

One pint

96

32

≈24

- Tablespoon (abbr. tblspn, tblsp, tbsp, tbs, tb) is a widely-spread unit of measuring volume used in the USA, Australia and other countries. The US tablespoon equals to approximately 15 metric milliliters. The Australian tablespoon has about 20 milliliters.
- Teaspoon (abbr. tspn, tsp, ts, t) is a unit which is used to measure volume. It is common for cookbooks and pharmaceutical prescriptions. One teaspoon equals to approximately 5 metric milliliters.

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