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Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?
A: I have looked lots of house and think this is my most prefer house.
B: Oh, that's good. So do you want to rent it? Itís $180 a week.
A: Huh? Didnít you say itís $118?
ⓐOh, dear,, I think I was misheard it.
ⓑOh, dear,, I think I may misheard it.
Sorry, I canít take it then.
ⓐBecause itís over my budget.
ⓑBecause itís out of my budget.
B: whatís the maximum rent you can afford?
A: Itís embarrassing to say but I canít go over $130.
B: Sorry, you are very far. The very minimum would be $160.
A: I've looked at lots of houses and this is the best one so far.
B: Oh, that's good. So do you want to rent it? It’s $180 a week.
A: Huh? Didn’t you say it’s $118?
Oh dear, I guess I didn't hear it right. / I guess I misheard it.
Sorry, I can’t take it then. That’s [way] over my budget.
B: What’s the maximum rent you can afford? Or better: How high can you go?
A: It’s embarrassing to say, but I can’t go over $130.
B: Sorry, that's not even close. The lowest I can go would be $160.
Last edited by abaka; 09-Feb-2009 at 17:19.