Teach Yourself Japanese
Subject: Re: Giving your height
From: TAKASUGI Shinji (tssf.airnet.ne.jp)
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 19:49:46 GMT
References: 1, 2, 3
> I'd guess that giving one's height as 110 centimeters, to mean 2 meters 10 cm, doesn't happen except humorously. Just a guess, though.
It's not even humorous, just incomprehensible. "70 センチ" is an abbreviation of "170 センチ" or "1 メートル 70 センチ", and we don't measure your height above your waist at 1 m...
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