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 .
. 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
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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