Poultry are sold alive in the market place.
A-Ahoana madama a?
Can I help you, Madam?
B-Hijery vorona aho. Hanaovy vorotsiloza. Ohatrinona ity vorotsiloza ity?
I want to buy a poultry. I’d like to buy a turkey. How much is this turkey ?
A-Ohatrinona no sahin'i madama? Iray alina ariary daholo madama a. Jereo koa ito akaikinao ito e, ny akoho matavy.
How much would you pay? All the poultry of this group cost fifty thousand ariary each, Madam. Look at the chicken at your feet, there’s a fat one.
B-Ary irery (iroa) gana irery?
What about those geese?
(the poulterer moves over to the poultry)
A- Ito aloha mahia fa mbola mila afahy. Iny amin’ny tananao iny izao no iray alina ariary.
This one is a bit small, it needs fattening. The one you’ve got in your hand costs fifty thousand ariary.
B-Ity ve? Toa lafo be? Iry gana iry indray omena ahy. Amboary moa ny vidiny e.
This one? But is too expensive! Give me one of these ducks over there. Negotiate me a price, please.
A-Tsy midina intsony ny vidin’io gana io madama, fa matavy be io.
I cannot bring down the price of this duck. It's quite big (this one is quite fat).