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Subject: Re: Giving your height
From: TAKASUGI Shinji (tssf.airnet.ne.jp)
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 01:15:30 GMT
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> I'm wondering if it is common practice (or even uncommon practice) to give your height in centimeters over one meter. E.g., giving my height as 77-senchi, meaning 1.77 meters. Obviously only in informal contexts. I could have sworn that I heard people speak this way when I living in Japan, but I don't trust my memory.

Yes, you say 1 mētoru 77 senchi or 177 senchi, and colloquially just 77 senchi.

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