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Passat 2

82 [eighty-two]

Past tense 2

Past tense 2

82 [vuitanta-dos]


Passat 2

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Did you have to call an ambulance? Ha---- d- t----- a u-- a---------? Havies de trucar a una ambulància? 0 +
Did you have to call the doctor? Ha---- d- t----- a- m----? Havies de trucar al metge? 0 +
Did you have to call the police? Ha---- d- t----- a l- p------? Havies de trucar a la policia? 0 +
Do you have the telephone number? I had it just now. Té e- n----- d- t------? F- n- r-- e- t----. Té el número de telèfon? Fa no res el tenia. 0 +
Do you have the address? I had it just now. Té l-------? F- n- r-- l- t----. Té l’adreça? Fa no res la tenia. 0 +
Do you have the city map? I had it just now. Té e- p-- d- l- c-----? F- n- r-- e- t----. Té el pla de la ciutat? Fa no res el tenia. 0 +
Did he come on time? He could not come on time. Va v---- a l-----? N- v- p---- v---- a l-----. Va venir a l’hora? No va poder venir a l’hora. 0 +
Did he find the way? He could not find the way. Qu- v- t----- e- c---? N- v- p---- t----- e- c---. Que va trobar el camí? No va poder trobar el camí. 0 +
Did he understand you? He could not understand me. T’-------? N- e- p---- e-------. T’entenia? No em podia entendre. 0 +
Why could you not come on time? Pe- q-- n- v-- p---- a------ a l-----? Per què no vas poder arribar a l’hora? 0 +
Why could you not find the way? Pe- q-- n- v-- p---- t----- e- c---? Per què no vas poder trobar el camí? 0 +
Why could you not understand him? Pe- q-- n- e- p----- e-------? Per què no el podies entendre? 0 +
I could not come on time because there were no buses. No v--- p---- a------ a l----- p----- n- a----- e-- a--------. No vaig poder arribar a l’hora perquè no anaven els autobusos. 0 +
I could not find the way because I had no city map. No v--- p---- t----- e- c---- p----- n- t---- u- p-- d- l- c-----. No vaig poder trobar el camí, perquè no tenia un pla de la ciutat. 0 +
I could not understand him because the music was so loud. No e- p---- e------- p----- l- m----- e----- m--- a---. No el podia entendre perquè la música estava molt alta. 0 +
I had to take a taxi. Va-- h---- d- p------ u- t---. Vaig haver de prendre un taxi. 0 +
I had to buy a city map. Va-- h---- d- c------ u- p-- d- l- c-----. Vaig haver de comprar un pla de la ciutat. 0 +
I had to switch off the radio. Va-- h---- d------- l- r----. Vaig haver d’apagar la ràdio. 0 +

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