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For example, we buy orange juice and petrol by the litre. That's fourteen and a half stone! I'm five foot tall, or I'm five feet tall? For example: "I weigh fourteen stones, seven pounds.
Maria, you don't have to tell us your real height, but if you really are five foot tall, you may be interested to know that you are the same height as the Australian singer Kylie Minogue and the Columbian singer Shakira! Other non-metric measures, which we can use for distance, are: 'inches', 'yards' and 'miles'. So I hope that's helped, Maria.
6 feet tall or 6 foot tall?
Most people also use Celsius rather than Fahrenheit for temperature, for example: "Today, the temperature in London is 18 degrees Celsius, so you'll be fine in just a t-shirt! Then you have foog Hollywood heavyweights who are way taller than expected, standing far above 5'9", the average height for a man in the U. But listen to that example again: "He's just like his dad; he must be at least six foot tall.
Here are 45 celebrities you never knew foor over 6 feet tall. We may earn a commission through links on our site. They might say, for example: "He's just like his dad; he must be at least six foot tall. I suppose that's because metric measures are used here in Europe.
As you say, 'feet' is an example of a measurement for height, length and distance. It's an interesting one because of the differences between the way we write and the way we speak.
Take a look at some of today's leading men and get a better or in this case, taller perspective than you ly knew about them. A question from Maria in Hong Kong: My question is - which of the responses is correct: When somebody asks me how tall I am, what should I say? However, to say you are 'five feet tall' is correct and is probably safer when you're writing in English.
For example: "It's a mile from my house to the centre of York, so it only takes me 20 minutes to walk there. However, there does seem to be some confusion over Shakira's height, with some sources saying that she is 'four foot eleven' and others claiming she is 'five foot two'.
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But some things are changing. The US, on the other hand, uses talk measures. Our product picks are editor-tested, expert-approved. Most people now use metric litres rather than non-metric gallons for volume.