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Vergangenheit 2

82 [eighty-two]

Past tense 2

Past tense 2

82 [zweiundachtzig]


Vergangenheit 2

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Did you have to call an ambulance? Mu------ d- e---- K----------- r----? Musstest du einen Krankenwagen rufen? 0 +
Did you have to call the doctor? Mu------ d- d-- A--- r----? Musstest du den Arzt rufen? 0 +
Did you have to call the police? Mu------ d- d-- P------ r----? Musstest du die Polizei rufen? 0 +
Do you have the telephone number? I had it just now. Ha--- S-- d-- T------------? G----- h---- i-- s-- n---. Haben Sie die Telefonnummer? Gerade hatte ich sie noch. 0 +
Do you have the address? I had it just now. Ha--- S-- d-- A------? G----- h---- i-- s-- n---. Haben Sie die Adresse? Gerade hatte ich sie noch. 0 +
Do you have the city map? I had it just now. Ha--- S-- d-- S--------? G----- h---- i-- i-- n---. Haben Sie den Stadtplan? Gerade hatte ich ihn noch. 0 +
Did he come on time? He could not come on time. Ka- e- p--------? E- k----- n---- p-------- k-----. Kam er pünktlich? Er konnte nicht pünktlich kommen. 0 +
Did he find the way? He could not find the way. Fa-- e- d-- W--? E- k----- d-- W-- n---- f-----. Fand er den Weg? Er konnte den Weg nicht finden. 0 +
Did he understand you? He could not understand me. Ve------ e- d---? E- k----- m--- n---- v--------. Verstand er dich? Er konnte mich nicht verstehen. 0 +
Why could you not come on time? Wa--- k------- d- n---- p-------- k-----? Warum konntest du nicht pünktlich kommen? 0 +
Why could you not find the way? Wa--- k------- d- d-- W-- n---- f-----? Warum konntest du den Weg nicht finden? 0 +
Why could you not understand him? Wa--- k------- d- i-- n---- v--------? Warum konntest du ihn nicht verstehen? 0 +
I could not come on time because there were no buses. Ic- k----- n---- p-------- k------ w--- k--- B-- f---. Ich konnte nicht pünktlich kommen, weil kein Bus fuhr. 0 +
I could not find the way because I had no city map. Ic- k----- d-- W-- n---- f------ w--- i-- k----- S-------- h----. Ich konnte den Weg nicht finden, weil ich keinen Stadtplan hatte. 0 +
I could not understand him because the music was so loud. Ic- k----- i-- n---- v--------- w--- d-- M---- s- l--- w--. Ich konnte ihn nicht verstehen, weil die Musik so laut war. 0 +
I had to take a taxi. Ic- m----- e-- T--- n-----. Ich musste ein Taxi nehmen. 0 +
I had to buy a city map. Ic- m----- e---- S-------- k-----. Ich musste einen Stadtplan kaufen. 0 +
I had to switch off the radio. Ic- m----- d-- R---- a----------. Ich musste das Radio ausschalten. 0 +

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