# how to answer 'how heavy...?' questions

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#### chiukingyu

##### Member
How to answer this type of question?

Q: How heavy are you?
A: I am 30 kg heavy.
A: I am 30 kg.

Are both replies correct?

• #### Barque

##### Senior Member
The first isn't correct but the second could work in informal speech. The more correct version would be: I weigh thirty kg.

#### velisarius

##### Senior Member
I agree with Barque.

I would be rather annoyed if someone asked "how heavy" I am. If they ask how much I weigh, I might say lie that "I weigh 65 kilos/I'm 65 kilos". Your first answer is not idiomatic.

#### boozer

##### Senior Member
Besides, 'How heavy are you?' departs from the assumption that the person is heavy, which is not necessarily true. For instance, that 30-kilo person in the OP cannot be called heavy, especially if older than 12-13 At the same time, everyone must weigh something, however insignificant.

#### velisarius

##### Senior Member
Even of objects, we don't use that particular phrase:

How heavy is your suitcase?/How much does your suitcase weigh?

It's 20 kilos heavy.
It weighs 20 kilos.

#### chiukingyu

##### Member
The first isn't correct but the second could work in informal speech. The more correct version would be: I weigh thirty kg.
thank you.

#### chiukingyu

##### Member
I agree with Barque.

I would be rather annoyed if someone asked "how heavy" I am. If they ask how much I weigh, I might say lie that "I weigh 65 kilos/I'm 65 kilos". Your first answer is not idiomatic.
thank you.

#### chiukingyu

##### Member
I agree with Barque.

I would be rather annoyed if someone asked "how heavy" I am. If they ask how much I weigh, I might say lie that "I weigh 65 kilos/I'm 65 kilos". Your first answer is not idiomatic.
thank you.

#### chiukingyu

##### Member
Besides, 'How heavy are you?' departs from the assumption that the person is heavy, which is not necessarily true. For instance, that 30-kilo person in the OP cannot be called heavy, especially if older than 12-13 At the same time, everyone must weigh something, however insignificant.
thank you

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