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Minulý čas 2

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Past tense 2

Past tense 2

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Minulý čas 2

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Did you have to call an ambulance? Mu--- / m----- j-- z------ s------? Musel / musela jsi zavolat sanitku? 0 +
Did you have to call the doctor? Mu--- / m----- j-- z------ l-----? Musel / musela jsi zavolat lékaře? 0 +
Did you have to call the police? Mu--- / m----- j-- z------ p------? Musel / musela jsi zavolat policii? 0 +
Do you have the telephone number? I had it just now. Má-- t- t-------- č----? T-- j--- h- j---- m--. Máte to telefonní číslo? Teď jsem ho ještě měl. 0 +
Do you have the address? I had it just now. Má-- t- a-----? T-- j--- j- j---- m--. Máte tu adresu? Teď jsem ji ještě měl. 0 +
Do you have the city map? I had it just now. Má-- t-- p--- m----? T-- j--- h- j---- m--. Máte ten plán města? Teď jsem ho ještě měl. 0 +
Did he come on time? He could not come on time. Př---- v---? N----- p----- v---. Přišel včas? Nemohl přijít včas. 0 +
Did he find the way? He could not find the way. Na--- c----? N----- n---- c----. Našel cestu? Nemohl najít cestu. 0 +
Did he understand you? He could not understand me. Ro----- t-? N-------- m-. Rozuměl ti? Nerozuměl mi. 0 +
Why could you not come on time? Pr-- j-- n----- p----- v---? Proč jsi nemohl přijít včas? 0 +
Why could you not find the way? Pr-- j-- n----- n---- c----? Proč jsi nemohl najít cestu? 0 +
Why could you not understand him? Pr-- j-- m- n--------? Proč jsi mu nerozuměl? 0 +
I could not come on time because there were no buses. Ne---- j--- p----- v---- p------ n---- ž---- a------. Nemohl jsem přijít včas, protože nejel žádný autobus. 0 +
I could not find the way because I had no city map. Ne---- j--- n---- c----- p------ j--- n---- p--- m----. Nemohl jsem najít cestu, protože jsem neměl plán města. 0 +
I could not understand him because the music was so loud. Ne------- j--- m-- p------ t- h---- b--- m-- h------. Nerozuměl jsem mu, protože ta hudba byla moc hlasitá. 0 +
I had to take a taxi. Mu--- j--- s- v--- t---. Musel jsem si vzít taxi. 0 +
I had to buy a city map. Mu--- j--- s- k----- p--- m----. Musel jsem si koupit plán města. 0 +
I had to switch off the radio. Mu--- j--- v------ r----. Musel jsem vypnout rádio. 0 +

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