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Trecut 2

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Past tense 2

Past tense 2

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Trecut 2

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Did you have to call an ambulance? A t------ s- c---- o s------? A trebuit să chemi o salvare? 0 +
Did you have to call the doctor? A t------ s- c---- d-------? A trebuit să chemi doctorul? 0 +
Did you have to call the police? A t------ s- c---- p------? A trebuit să chemi poliţia? 0 +
Do you have the telephone number? I had it just now. Av--- n------ d- t------? M-- î------ î- a---- î---. Aveţi numărul de telefon? Mai înainte îl aveam încă. 0 +
Do you have the address? I had it just now. Av--- a-----? M-- î------ o a---- î---. Aveţi adresa? Mai înainte o aveam încă. 0 +
Do you have the city map? I had it just now. Av--- h---- o-------? M-- î------ o a---- î---. Aveţi harta oraşului? Mai înainte o aveam încă. 0 +
Did he come on time? He could not come on time. A v--- l- t---? E- n- a p---- v--- l- t---. A veni la timp? El nu a putut veni la timp. 0 +
Did he find the way? He could not find the way. A g---- d-----? E- n- a p---- g--- d-----. A găsit drumul? El nu a putut găsi drumul. 0 +
Did he understand you? He could not understand me. Te-- î------? E- n- m-- p---- î-------. Te-a înţeles? El nu m-a putut înţelege. 0 +
Why could you not come on time? De c- n- a- p---- v--- l- t---? De ce nu ai putut veni la timp? 0 +
Why could you not find the way? De c- n- a- p---- g--- d-----? De ce nu ai putut găsi drumul? 0 +
Why could you not understand him? De c- n- l--- p---- î-------? De ce nu l-ai putut înţelege? 0 +
I could not come on time because there were no buses. Nu a- p---- v--- l- t--- d------- n- a c------- n--- u- a------. Nu am putut veni la timp deoarece nu a circulat nici un autobuz. 0 +
I could not find the way because I had no city map. Nu a- p---- g--- d----- d------- n- a- a--- o h---- a o-------. Nu am putut găsi drumul deoarece nu am avut o hartă a oraşului. 0 +
I could not understand him because the music was so loud. Nu l--- p---- î------- d------- m----- e-- a-- d- t---. Nu l-am putut înţelege deoarece muzica era aşa de tare. 0 +
I had to take a taxi. A t------ s- i-- u- t---. A trebuit să iau un taxi. 0 +
I had to buy a city map. A t------ s- c----- o h---- a o-------. A trebuit să cumpăr o hartă a oraşului. 0 +
I had to switch off the radio. A t------ s- o----- r------. A trebuit să opresc radioul. 0 +

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