I could use a little help. :)


#1

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!!


#2

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


#3

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


#4

背が高い


(ninja’d!)


#5

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.


#6

Thanks! I’m such a n00b.


#7

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!


#8

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