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9.5 Buying Clothes Includes sound files!

After they have found their way to the women's clothing department (die Damenbekleidung), Barbara and Sophie try and find a present for Barbara's sister. What do they decide on, what size is it, and do they get a bargain?

Barbara Zacharias    Ein grünes T-Shirt    Sophie Gerland

Barbara Zacharias Excuse me, could you help me please?
Sales assistant Of course, what might I show you?
Barbara Zacharias I'm looking for a T-shirt.
Sales assistant Made of cotton?
Barbara Zacharias Yes, made of cotton.
Sales assistant Yes, would you like it for yourself or are you going to give it as a present?
Barbara Zacharias I'm looking for a T-shirt for my sister.
Sales assistant When is her birthday?
Barbara Zacharias On the thirty-first of January. Which colours do you have?
Sales assistant We have it in yellow, red, black, beige, light blue, dark blue...
Sophie Gerland Also in green, I see.
Barbara Zacharias Yes, so could you show me a green T-shirt please?
Sales assistant Yes, of course. Which size do you require?
Barbara Zacharias She is a little smaller than I am, I think about a small size.
Sales assistant Small or medium?
Barbara Zacharias Hmm, small will be about right, I think.
Sales assistant Here you are, a green T-shirt with a round neck.
Barbara Zacharias Could I perhaps see a T-shirt in the medium size please?
Sales assistant Of course, here you are, that's it in the medium size.
Barbara Zacharias Yes, I'll take the T-shirt in the medium size. What does it cost?
Sales assistant Sixteen euros.
Barbara Zacharias Is that cheap or expensive?
Sophie Gerland Sixteen euros for a T-shirt. That's not expensive. It's a T-shirt that is good value for money.

A blouse    A shirt collar

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