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A: So, is your boss young?
He is in her thirties, I guess about 35.
A: Its quite long.
B: What color is it?
A: Its light brown. And its a little curly.
A: He is not very tall, about 175 centimeters.
B: Oh yeah, that’s not so tall.
A: He looks about 17.
B: No, he is older than that. He is almost 25.
A: No, I don’t believe it. He doesn’t look that old.
A: She likes to wear it really short.
B: Yeah? And is it straight or curly?
A: Curly. Really curly. You cant miss her when you see her.
A: Is she short?
B: No, she is really tall. about 180 centimeters.
A: Is she in her teems or her twenties?
B: I think she is in her twenties. She is really nice. Do you want to see her?
A: Yeah, sure.
A: Its not very long but its very straight. And its sometimes green.
A: Yeah. He sings in a rock band, I think.