I could use a little help. :)

In my JLPT prep workbook, there is a practice sentence that I don’t understand.

The fill-in-the-blank sentence is:

ジムさんは_________が高いです。

The correct answer is " せい", but I don’t understand why that is correct. I imagine it is because this sentence is using vocabulary I haven’t learned yet.

Can anyone explain “せい” to me in the context of this sentence?

Thanks!!

Just in case it matters, the other word choices were “あたま”, “からだ”, and “あし”.

It means height. That’s how you say someone is tall.
http://jisho.org/word/背

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背が高い


(ninja’d!)

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To make things slightly confusing, you can also pronounce that as せ, with no い, which is how WaniKani teaches it, and what I hear more often.

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Thanks! I’m such a n00b.

You’re not a noob. You are learning a difficult Language. Mistakes teach much more than you think, so don’t put yourself down :slight_smile:

頑張れ!

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