A conversation with a sweetmeat seller
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|A conversation about buying Indian sweetmeats from a sweetmeat seller. There are no typically Kashmiri sweetmeats, hence all the names are non-Kashmiri.|
Ashok: What kind of sweetmeats are on this plate?
Sweetmeat seller: These are .
Ashok: How much do these cost?
Sweetmeat seller: They are six rupees a kilo.
Ashok: I see. Do you sell these by the kilo?
Sweetmeat seller: Yes, are sold by the kilo.
Ashok: What is on these plates?
Sweetmeat seller: This is coconut . This is . These are and these are .
Ashok: What has been pasted on the top of these sweetmeats?
Sweetmeat seller: These are silver leaves and gold leaves.
Ashok: Does one eat them?
Sweetmeat seller: Yes, of course.
Ashok: Did you sell all these sweets by the kilo?
Sweetmeat seller: No, we sell and by the dozen.
Ashok: How much are they per dozen?
Sweetmeat seller: Both are four rupees a dozen.
Ashok: How much are and ?
Sweetmeat seller: Eight rupees a kilo.
Ashok: Give me half a kilo of gulab and half a kilo of .
Sweetmeat seller: Anything else?
Ashok: Well yes, also give me six and six .
Sweetmeat seller: Here they are.
Ashok: How much is it?
Sweetmeat seller: The total is seven rupees.
Ashok: Here take this ten rupees bill.
Sweetmeat seller: This is your change.
Ashok: Thank you.
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