# Thread: "Ruth is 1.65 m" ?

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## "Ruth is 1.65 m" ?

How to pronounce both "Ruth" and "1.65 m" in the sentence "Ruth is 1.65 m" ?

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## Re: "Ruth is 1.65 m" ?

not at teacher

Are you asking about how to pronounce the words or how to make a sentence with the words?

Ruth is 1.65 m tall.

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## Re: "Ruth is 1.65 m" ?

Originally Posted by tedtmc
not at teacher

Are you asking about how to pronounce the words or how to make a sentence with the words?

Ruth is 1.65 m tall.
I'm asking how to pronounce the word "Ruth" : does the vowel "u" have the same pronunciation as the first syllable in the word "about" ?

And how to say : 1.65 metre : "one hundred sixty five centimeters" or "one meter and sixty five centimeters" or maybe something else ?

4. ## Re: "Ruth is 1.65 m" ?

Ruth sounds like tooth.

I'd say she's "one point six five meters tall."

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## Re: "Ruth is 1.65 m" ?

Similarly to Bard_D, I say '1.65m' as 'one point six five metres'.

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Originally Posted by Linguist__
Similarly to Bard_D, I say '1.65m' as 'one point six five metres'.
Well I'd say '5 foot 6ish', but if forced to go metric I'd say '1 metre 65'. (One shouldn't really say '65', as it's a decimal quantity; but then again, using SI units, one shouldn't deal in centimetres at all. )

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7. ## Re: "Ruth is 1.65 m" ?

Well, yeah, I'd say something more like that too -- I can't think in meters. For me, it's always "3 foot and a touch."

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## Re: "Ruth is 1.65 m" ?

Originally Posted by BobK
Well I'd say '5 foot 6ish', but if forced to go metric I'd say '1 metre 65'. (One shouldn't really say '65', as it's a decimal quantity; but then again, using SI units, one shouldn't deal in centimetres at all. )

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I'm stuck in the middle with temperature- I have lived abroad long enough to forget Fahrenheit but haven't fully adopted Celsius.

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Originally Posted by Tdol
I'm stuck in the middle with temperature- I have lived abroad long enough to forget Fahrenheit but haven't fully adopted Celsius.
The key to that is the two palindromes: 61/16 and 82/28; then just guess.

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## Re: "Ruth is 1.65 m" ?

Thanks- that will help once winter's finished.

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