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Thread poster: Farzad Akmali

Farzad Akmali  Identity Verified
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English to Farsi (Persian)
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Feb 22, 2009

Imagine ourself in the following situation,what and how would you respond?

1) You are in a bookstore. A boy the same age as you whom you don't know is going to buy a book. you remember that another bookstore down the street sells this book half price

you say to the boy: "............" ???????????

how: " in public, whispering,privately, in a normal voice, etc."????????


 

Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:42
English to Spanish
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I'd say... Feb 23, 2009

I would say to the boy: "Hey, you can buy that for half that price at (name) bookstore down the street". I would just say it in a normal voice, but I would not care if other customers, employees or the owner of the bookstore overheard it.

Maybe in other cultures it might be different, I don't know. Maybe in other cultures you could risk getting shot by someone, but not in mine.


 

Stephen Rifkind  Identity Verified
Israel
Local time: 00:42
Member (2004)
French to English
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Character issue Feb 23, 2009

"you know, its much cheaper at XXXX" I [brashly remarked, mumbled with embarassment, stated with exaggerated pride, offhandedly remarked, somewhat childishly giggled, shamefully whispered].

It all depends on the movitation and character of the child.


 


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