# How many cups in a liter of water?

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## What is a liter?

Liter – is a very popular unit of volume that we use almost every day. We find a liter in many places, such as on the shelves of stores with beverages or chemicals, at gas stations where the price per liter of gasoline is listed. Or when billing for water consumption, then we are talking about cubes, i.e., 1000 liters. However, sometimes we have to use much smaller units of volume, such as ounces. There are 33.8 fluid ounces in 1 liter of water.

### What is a fluid ounce?

The liquid ounce is a measure of liquid volume. The U.S. liquid ounce is based on the U.S. gallon. The U.S. is 1/16th of a pint or 29, 573, 529, 5625 milliliters. In the English imperial system of measures, 1 imperial pint is 20 ounces.

## What is a cup?

Cup — a small volume vessel (approximately 8 ounces) shaped like a hemisphere (with possible variations) to which a ring-shaped «handle» for holding is optionally attached. The vessel is used for direct drinking of hot drinks. In some cultures, it is also customary to eat from cups, in many Asian countries it is common to have a cup without a handle — a bowl.

## How much water is in a cup?

Across the variety of questions that can be encountered, there are many that can initially cause bewilderment, and then it turns out that it is not so strange. Thus, such questions include the following: “How many ounces of water are in a glass?”

It is asked not only by those who monitor their diet, lead a healthy lifestyle and want to clearly understand exactly how much water they drank.

This question is also asked by young, inexperienced hostesses, just taking their first steps in the culinary field. It also helps to measure all the ingredients and components for cooking in the right proportions, which ultimately has a positive impact on the overall taste of prepared meals.

### The simple answer to a difficult question

So, if you're wondering how much water is in a cup, we'll detail – so, it holds exactly 8 ounces! No more and no less. But it all depends on the specific level of filling – so, if poured only to the line, it will be 7 ounces of water, but if poured to the very edge, the final volume is exactly 8 ounces.

If you want to figure out how much 9 ounces of water is, there's nothing complicated here: it's a little more than one filled to the brim of a standard cup.

And if you would like to know that 4 ounces of water is how many cups, in this case it's even more simple – it's precisely half of a fully filled cup.

## How many cups in a liter of water?

**We have:**

- A liter of water is 33.8 ounces;
- A glass of water is usually 8 ounces;

If 1 liter of water is 33.8 ounces, and a cup is 8 ounces, then you can do this calculation:

If the volume of a cup is 8 ounces, then in 1 liter of water: 33.8/8 = 4.3 cups.

The answer is 4.3 cups of 8 ounces.

In the standard U.S. system of measurement, a liter of water contains 4.3 cups. In the British system of measures, a liter contains 3.52 cups. A metric cup contains 8 fluid ounces.

If a person has a non-standard sized cup, such as a tea cup or other drinking cup, the cup volume measurement determines how many of those cups are needed for 1 liter of water. It can divide 33.8 by the cup volume to determine how many of these non-standard cups are in 1 liter of water.

## Value comparison tables

**Comparing the number of liters, cups, ounces, and gallons:**

Liters |
Cups |
Ounces |
Gallons |

1/2 liters | 2.1 C | 16.9 UZ | 0.13 gal |

1 liter | 4.3 C | 33.8 UZ | 0.26 gal |

2 liters | 8.5 C | 67.6 UZ | 0.52 gal |

3 liters | 12.7 C | 101.4 UZ | 0.79 gal |

4 liters | 16.9 C | 135.2 UZ | 1.06 gal |

5 liters | 21.1 C | 169.1 UZ | 1.32 gal |

**Comparing the number of liters, milliliters, pints, and quarts:**

Liters |
Milliliters |
Pints |
Quarts |

1/2 liters | 500 ml | 1.1 pt | 0.5 qt |

1 liter | 1000 ml | 2.1 pt | 1.1 qt |

2 liters | 2000 ml | 4.2 pt | 2.1 qt |

3 liters | 3000 ml | 6.3 pt | 3.2 qt |

4 liters | 4000 ml | 8.4 pt | 4.2 qt |

5 liters | 5000 ml | 10.6 pt | 5.3 qt |