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Definition: A milliliter (symbol: mL) is a unit of volume that is accepted for use in the international system of units (SI). One milliliter is equal to 1 cubic centimeter (cm3), 1/1,000,000 cubic meters (m3), or 1/1000 liters.

History/Origin: The base unit of the milliliter is the liter (US spelling), spelled "litre" in SI terms. The term "litre" was originally part of the French metric system and was derived from the term "litron," one of the older versions of the French litre. Refer to the liter page for further details.

Current use: Milliliters are used to measure the volume of many types of smaller containers in everyday use, such as plastic bottles, cans, drinking, glasses, juice and milk cartons, yogurt, toothpaste tubes, perfume/cologne bottles, etc. Many measurement devices such as graduated cylinders, beakers, pipettes, measurement cups, etc. also use the measurement of milliliters.


Definition: A teaspoon (symbol: tsp) is a unit of volume based on an item of cutlery. The United States customary teaspoon is equal to exactly 4.928922 mL. The metric teaspoon is equal to 5 mL.

History/origin: The teaspoon was originally used as a unit of Apothecaries' measure and was equal to 1 fluid dram, ¼ of a tablespoon, or 1/8 of a fluid ounce. This definition of the teaspoon is smaller than the definitions of the teaspoon used today. This is partially due to tea being expensive in 1660s England, resulting in smaller teacups and teaspoons. Once England began importing tea from China in 1710, reducing the cost of tea, the size of teacups and teaspoons increased, and by the 1730s, became 1/3, rather than 1/4 the size of a tablespoon. This is the same size ratio in use today in both the US customary and metric teaspoons (though the actual volumes differ).

Current use: The teaspoon is widely used in cooking within certain countries, as well as for measuring pharmaceutic prescriptions. Outside of these applications, the unit is not particularly used, with measurements such as the liter or cubic meter being preferred.

Milliliter to Teaspoon (US) Conversion Table

Milliliter [mL]Teaspoon (US)
0.01 mL0.0020288414 teaspoon (US)
0.1 mL0.0202884136 teaspoon (US)
1 mL0.2028841362 teaspoon (US)
2 mL0.4057682724 teaspoon (US)
3 mL0.6086524086 teaspoon (US)
5 mL1.0144206811 teaspoon (US)
10 mL2.0288413621 teaspoon (US)
20 mL4.0576827242 teaspoon (US)
50 mL10.1442068106 teaspoon (US)
100 mL20.2884136211 teaspoon (US)
1000 mL202.8841362111 teaspoon (US)

How to Convert Milliliter to Teaspoon (US)

1 mL = 0.2028841362 teaspoon (US)
1 teaspoon (US) = 4.9289215938 mL

Example: convert 15 mL to teaspoon (US):
15 mL = 15 × 0.2028841362 teaspoon (US) = 3.0432620432 teaspoon (US)

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Convert ml to teaspoon (2024)


Is 5 mL equal to 1 teaspoon? ›

One teaspoon is equal to approximately 4.929 milliliters, but in nutrition labeling, one teaspoon is equal to exactly 5 milliliters. The teaspoon is a US customary unit of volume. Teaspoons can be abbreviated as tsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as t, ts, or tspn.

Is 10 mL the same as 1 tsp? ›

Official answer

10mL equals two teaspoons (2tsp). A tablespoon is three times bigger than a teaspoon and three teaspoons equal one tablespoon (1Tbsp or 1Tb).

Is a teaspoon 15 or 20 mL? ›

Volume (liquid)
US CustomaryMetric
1 teaspoon5 ml
1 tablespoon15 ml
2 tablespoon or 1 fluid ounce30 ml
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Is 2ml equal to 1 teaspoon? ›

The United States customary teaspoon is equal to exactly 4.928922 mL. The metric teaspoon is equal to 5 mL.

Is a tablespoon 5 mL? ›

1 standardised teaspoon = 5ml. 1 standardised tablespoon = 15ml.

How many teaspoons is 5 mL of cough syrup? ›

As most medication syringes are in mL, it's also a good idea to be familiar with the mL in teaspoons, tablespoons, and ounces: 1 teaspoon = 5 mL. 1 tablespoon = 15 mL. 1 ounce = 30 mL.

What does 20ml look like? ›

A big desert spoon is about 20ml. Bottle caps are also an option. one bottle cap holds roughly 5ml.

What spoon is 20ml? ›

A teaspoon is (very nearly) 5ml. So 20ml = 4 teaspoons.

Is a tablespoon 15 ml or 20 ml? ›

Traditional definitions

In nutrition labeling in the U.S. and the U.K., a tablespoon is defined as 15 ml (0.51 US fl oz).

Is 1 ml half a teaspoon? ›

While not exact, a teaspoon is 4.929 times the size of a milliliter. So, to convert from mil to tea, divide 1 by 4.929. 0.202884 of a teaspoon is equal to one milliliter.

Is 1 ml a fourth of a teaspoon? ›

1ML = 0.2028841362 Teaspoons.

How many teaspoons is 20 ml of cough syrup? ›

It is generally assumed that 1 teaspoon is equal to 5ml. Therefore, there are 4 teaspoons in 20ml. If everyday silverware is being used, the size of a teaspoon can vary. It is always best to use a calibrated measuring device if measuring liquid medication.

Is a 5ml spoonful a teaspoon? ›

The size of teaspoons ranges from about 2.5 to 7.3 mL (0.088 to 0.257 imp fl oz; 0.085 to 0.247 US fl oz). For cooking purposes and dosing of medicine, a teaspoonful is defined as 5 mL (0.18 imp fl oz; 0.17 US fl oz), and standard measuring spoons are used.

How many ml is a teaspoon measure? ›

The teaspoon is the smallest of your measuring spoons. In Australian measurements, a teaspoon is the equivalent of 5ml.

Is 1 teaspoon 5mg? ›

To calculate the conversion from milligrams to teaspoons, divide the milligram measurement by 5000. This is because one teaspoon is approximately equivalent to 5000 milligrams.

Is 5ml spoon the same as 5ml syringe? ›

The common household tools we often use to measure liquid medication, such as medicine spoons, tablespoons, and teaspoons, can lead to dosing inaccuracies. Specifically, the difference in accuracy between using a 5ml oral syringe and a 5ml medicine spoon can significantly impact medication efficacy and safety.


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