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Past tense 2

Past tense 2

82 [astoņdesmit divi]


Pagātne 2

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Did you have to call an ambulance? Va- t-- b--- j------- ā--- p--------? Vai tev bija jāizsauc ātrā palīdzība? 0 +
Did you have to call the doctor? Va- t-- b--- j------- ā----? Vai tev bija jāizsauc ārsts? 0 +
Did you have to call the police? Va- t-- b--- j------- p-------? Vai tev bija jāizsauc policija? 0 +
Do you have the telephone number? I had it just now. Va- J--- i- t------- n-----? T---- v-- b---. Vai Jums ir telefona numurs? Tikko vēl bija. 0 +
Do you have the address? I had it just now. Va- J--- i- a-----? T---- v-- b---. Vai Jums ir adrese? Tikko vēl bija. 0 +
Do you have the city map? I had it just now. Va- J--- i- p------- p----? T---- v-- b---. Vai Jums ir pilsētas plāns? Tikko vēl bija. 0 +
Did he come on time? He could not come on time. Va- v--- a----- l----? V--- n------- a----- l----. Vai viņš atnāca laikā? Viņš nevarēja atnākt laikā. 0 +
Did he find the way? He could not find the way. Va- v--- a----- c---? V--- n------- a----- c---. Vai viņš atrada ceļu? Viņš nevarēja atrast ceļu. 0 +
Did he understand you? He could not understand me. Va- v--- t--- s------? V--- n------- m--- s------. Vai viņš tevi saprata? Viņš nevarēja mani saprast. 0 +
Why could you not come on time? Kā--- t- n------- a----- l----? Kāpēc tu nevarēji atnākt laikā? 0 +
Why could you not find the way? Kā--- t- n------- a----- c---? Kāpēc tu nevarēji atrast ceļu? 0 +
Why could you not understand him? Kā--- t- n------- v--- s-----? Kāpēc tu nevarēji viņu sprast? 0 +
I could not come on time because there were no buses. Es n------- a----- l----- j- n----- a-------. Es nevarēju atnākt laikā, jo nenāca autobuss. 0 +
I could not find the way because I had no city map. Es n------- a----- c---- j- m-- n----- p------- p----. Es nevarēju atrast ceļu, jo man nebija pilsētas plāna. 0 +
I could not understand him because the music was so loud. Es n------- v--- s------- j- m----- b--- t-- s----. Es nevarēju viņu saprast, jo mūzika bija tik skaļa. 0 +
I had to take a taxi. Ma- b--- j---- t---------. Man bija jāņem taksometrs. 0 +
I had to buy a city map. Ma- b--- j------- p------- p----. Man bija jānopērk pilsētas plāns. 0 +
I had to switch off the radio. Ma- b--- j-------- r----. Man bija jāizslēdz radio. 0 +

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