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Förfluten tid 2

82 [eighty-two]

Past tense 2

Past tense 2

82 [åttiotvå]


Förfluten tid 2

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Did you have to call an ambulance? Va- d- t------ a-- r---- p- e- a-------? Var du tvungen att ringa på en ambulans? 0 +
Did you have to call the doctor? Va- d- t------ a-- r---- e---- e- l-----? Var du tvungen att ringa efter en läkare? 0 +
Did you have to call the police? Va- d- t------ a-- r---- p- p------? Var du tvungen att ringa på polisen? 0 +
Do you have the telephone number? I had it just now. Ha- n- t------------? J-- h--- d-- n---. Har ni telefonnumret? Jag hade det nyss. 0 +
Do you have the address? I had it just now. Ha- n- a-------? J-- h--- d-- n---. Har ni adressen? Jag hade den nyss. 0 +
Do you have the city map? I had it just now. Ha- n- s----------? J-- h--- d-- n---. Har ni stadskartan? Jag hade den nyss. 0 +
Did he come on time? He could not come on time. Ko- h-- p--------? H-- k---- i--- v--- p-------. Kom han punktligt? Han kunde inte vara punktlig. 0 +
Did he find the way? He could not find the way. Hi----- h-- v----? H-- k---- i--- h---- v----. Hittade han vägen? Han kunde inte hitta vägen. 0 +
Did he understand you? He could not understand me. Fö----- h-- d--? H-- k---- i--- f----- m--. Förstod han dig? Han kunde inte förstå mig. 0 +
Why could you not come on time? Va---- k---- d- i--- v--- p-------? Varför kunde du inte vara punktlig? 0 +
Why could you not find the way? Va---- k---- d- i--- h---- v----? Varför kunde du inte hitta vägen? 0 +
Why could you not understand him? Va---- k---- d- i--- f----- h----? Varför kunde du inte förstå honom? 0 +
I could not come on time because there were no buses. Ja- k---- i--- k---- p--------- e------- d-- i--- g--- n---- b---. Jag kunde inte komma punktligt, eftersom det inte gick någon buss. 0 +
I could not find the way because I had no city map. Ja- k---- i--- h---- v----- e------- j-- i--- h--- n---- s---------. Jag kunde inte hitta vägen, eftersom jag inte hade någon stadskarta. 0 +
I could not understand him because the music was so loud. Ja- k---- i--- f----- h----- e------- m------ v-- s- h-------. Jag kunde inte förstå honom, eftersom musiken var så högljudd. 0 +
I had to take a taxi. Ja- v-- t------ a-- t- e- t---. Jag var tvungen att ta en taxi. 0 +
I had to buy a city map. Ja- v-- t------ a-- k--- e- s---------. Jag var tvungen att köpa en stadskarta. 0 +
I had to switch off the radio. Ja- v-- t------ a-- s----- a- r-----. Jag var tvungen att stänga av radion. 0 +

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