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chapter 12 chapter 12: A conversation with a vegetable seller
A conversation with a vegetable seller
A conversation with a vegetable seller
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A CONVERSATION WITH A VEGETABLE SELLER

A conversation about buying vegetables from a traditional vegetable seller. The names of popular Kashmir vegetables are introduced.

Vegetable seller: What would you like, sir?

Ashok: Are there any fresh vegetables?

Vegetable seller: Everything is fresh. The spinach and potatoes have just arrived. The radishes, eggplants, and cucumbers are also fresh.

Ashok: What is the price of spinach and potatoes?

Vegetable seller: Spinach is one rupee a kilo. Potatoes are one rupee and fifty paise a kilo.

Ashok: How much are radishes and eggplants?

Vegetable seller: A bunch of radishes is ten paise, and each eggplant is six paise.

Ashok: Are cucumbers also sold by the kilo?

Vegetable seller: No, sir, cucumbers are twenty paise each.

Ashok: All right, give me one kilo of potatoes, two kilos of spinach, and four bunches of radishes.

Vegetable seller: All right, (will there be) anything else?

Ashok: No, here is your money.

Vegetable seller: Thank you.
 

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