conversation between a tourist (Ashok) and a Kashmiri fruit seller. A few
Kashmiri fruits, such as 'apples', 'cherries', and 'stunted apples'
On every street corner
in Kashmir, there are fruit sellers selling the fruits that are in season.
They have very interesting 'peddlar's cries' which they use to attract
is this fruit?
These are stunted apples.
Are these cherries?
Yes, there are
much are the stunted apples?
The stunted apples are two rupees a kilo.
much are the
cherries are two rupees a kilo.
you have (any) apples?
Yes, sir, in that basket. Three rupees a kilo.
they any good?
Yes, these are amber apples.
much are the pears?
Pears are four for a rupee.
well, give me one kilo of
apples, one kilo of
cherries, and eight pears.
Do you have a basket?
please give (them to me) in a paper sack.
The total bill is seven rupees.
is a ten rupee bill.
Here is your change.