My HSK 2 textbook contains the following dialogue and translation:
How tall is he?
He is more than 180 centimeters tall.
The second sentence is not explained in the book and I am struggling to understand it:
- What is the purpose of 几 in this sentence?
- Google Translate tells me it means "One meter eight" and a reverse translate gives me 一米八. Why is the book saying 1m 80cm instead of 1m 8cm?
- Why does the book's translation include the word "more than"? Which character is providing the meaning of "more than" in this sentence? HanziCraft does not list this as one of the meanings of 几, for example.