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Verleden tijd 2

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Past tense 2

Past tense 2

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Verleden tijd 2

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Did you have to call an ambulance? Mo--- j- e-- z--------- r-----? Moest je een ziekenauto roepen? 0 +
Did you have to call the doctor? Mo--- j- d- a--- r-----? Moest je de arts roepen? 0 +
Did you have to call the police? Mo--- j- d- p------ r-----? Moest je de politie roepen? 0 +
Do you have the telephone number? I had it just now. He--- u h-- t-------------? Z------ h-- i- h-- n--. Heeft u het telefoonnummer? Zojuist had ik het nog. 0 +
Do you have the address? I had it just now. He--- u h-- a----? Z------ h-- i- h-- n--. Heeft u het adres? Zojuist had ik het nog. 0 +
Do you have the city map? I had it just now. He--- u d- p----------? Z------ h-- i- h-- n--. Heeft u de plattegrond? Zojuist had ik hem nog. 0 +
Did he come on time? He could not come on time. Kw-- h-- o- t---? H-- k-- n--- o- t--- k----. Kwam hij op tijd? Hij kon niet op tijd komen. 0 +
Did he find the way? He could not find the way. Vo-- h-- d- w--? H-- k-- d- w-- n--- v-----. Vond hij de weg? Hij kon de weg niet vinden. 0 +
Did he understand you? He could not understand me. Be----- h-- j--? H-- k-- m-- n--- b--------. Begreep hij jou? Hij kon mij niet begrijpen. 0 +
Why could you not come on time? Wa---- k-- j- n--- o- t--- k----? Waarom kon je niet op tijd komen? 0 +
Why could you not find the way? Wa---- k-- j- d- w-- n--- v-----? Waarom kon je de weg niet vinden? 0 +
Why could you not understand him? Wa---- k-- j- h-- n--- v-------? Waarom kon je hem niet verstaan? 0 +
I could not come on time because there were no buses. Ik k-- n--- o- t--- k----- o---- e- g--- b-- r---. Ik kon niet op tijd komen, omdat er geen bus reed. 0 +
I could not find the way because I had no city map. Ik k-- d- w-- n--- v------ o---- i- g--- p---------- h--. Ik kon de weg niet vinden, omdat ik geen plattegrond had. 0 +
I could not understand him because the music was so loud. Ik k-- h-- n--- v-------- o---- d- m----- z- h--- s----. Ik kon hem niet verstaan, omdat de muziek zo hard stond. 0 +
I had to take a taxi. Ik m---- e-- t--- n----. Ik moest een taxi nemen. 0 +
I had to buy a city map. Ik m---- e-- p---------- k----. Ik moest een plattegrond kopen. 0 +
I had to switch off the radio. Ik m---- d- r---- u--------. Ik moest de radio uitzetten. 0 +

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