It occurs to me that Americans have a weird habit of taking guesstimated and general measurements a little too exact when translating into metric. Which is kinda dumb. So let’s help them out, and give some general terms. I’ll start:
- Instead of “a few inches”, use “a few centimeters”.
- Dump “feet”, and instead use either “half a meter” or “a quarter of a meter”.
- Use the rounded kilometers, and don’t use decimal values when stating the miles; use yards instead.
Example: he was about 30km away, or 18 miles and 1128 yards