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    Hi there,


    Are there any ways to ask about weight?

    How heavy are you?

    tks
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    Hi there,
    any idea?
    tks
    pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,
    any idea?
    tks
    pete
    The usual question would be "How much do you weigh?"

    "How heavy are you?" has a negative connotation - it makes it sound as if you already think the person is "heavy" (ie overweight).

    Please note that unless it is for safety reasons to do with work, this is not a question you would ask people in the UK. It's considered rather personal!

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