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## tall and weigh

Which of the following sentences is better?

1. I知 183 cm tall and weigh 80kg.
2. I知 183 cm tall and 80 kg weight.
Last edited by Ashiuhto; 06-Apr-2012 at 15:38.

2. ## Re: tall and weigh

You didn't believe me when I corrected it in your essay?

Only the first.
"My height it 183 cm and my weight is 80 kg" is okay.
You don't say "I'm 80 kg weight."
You say "I weigh 80 kg."

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I say, "I am 1m 83 tall".

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## Re: tall and weigh

I was just confused by #2 which I wrote in my essay. But my instructor didn't correct the error. Our expression is somewhat interfered with Chinese thinking.
Last edited by Ashiuhto; 06-Apr-2012 at 17:09.

5. ## Re: tall and weigh

Originally Posted by Ashiuhto

2. I’m 183 cm tall and 80 kg weight.

"I'm 183cm in height and 80kg in weight" is possible.
"I'm 183cm tall and 80kg in weight" is also possible.
I have put two suggestions above which use the word "weight". My natural statement would be "I'm five foot five and weigh ten stone" but then I'm British and I still use imperial measurements. I believe that in metric, I would say "I'm one metre sixty-five [tall] and [weigh] fifty kilos"

6. ## Re: tall and weigh

Your instructor just missed it, perhaps.

7. ## Re: tall and weigh

Is this possible as well "I'm 80 kg" ?
Sorry, I know this thread belongs to Ashiuhto. I just wanted to know if this alternative is also possible?
Thanks

8. ## Re: tall and weigh

Originally Posted by moonlike
Is this possible as well "I'm 80 kg" ?
Sorry, I know this thread belongs to Ashiuhto. I just wanted to know if this alternative is also possible?
Thanks
I think so, yes. In imperial weight, I would say "I'm ten stone four" without saying "pounds" or "in weight".

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## Re: tall and weigh

When discussing athletes, for example, it is common to simply hear "He's 6-4, 240." Meaning 6 foot 4 inches and 240 pounds.

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## Re: tall and weigh

What does it mean by the word stone in the sentence "I'm five foot five and weigh ten stone" ?

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