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Minulý čas způsobových sloves 1

87 [eighty-seven]

Past tense of modal verbs 1

Past tense of modal verbs 1

87 [osmdesát sedm]


Minulý čas způsobových sloves 1

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We had to water the flowers. Mu---- j--- z---- k------. Museli jsme zalít květiny. 0 +
We had to clean the apartment. Mu---- j--- u------ b--. Museli jsme uklidit byt. 0 +
We had to wash the dishes. Mu---- j--- u--- n-----. Museli jsme umýt nádobí. 0 +
Did you have to pay the bill? Mu---- j--- z------- ú---? Museli jste zaplatit účet? 0 +
Did you have to pay an entrance fee? Mu---- j--- z------- v----? Museli jste zaplatit vstup? 0 +
Did you have to pay a fine? Mu---- j--- z------- p-----? Museli jste zaplatit pokutu? 0 +
Who had to say goodbye? Kd- s- m---- r--------? Kdo se musel rozloučit? 0 +
Who had to go home early? Kd- m---- j-- b--- d---? Kdo musel jít brzo domů? 0 +
Who had to take the train? Kd- m---- j-- v-----? Kdo musel jet vlakem? 0 +
We did not want to stay long. Ne------ j--- z----- d-----. Nechtěli jsme zůstat dlouho. 0 +
We did not want to drink anything. Ne------ j--- n-- p--. Nechtěli jsme nic pít. 0 +
We did not want to disturb you. Ne------ j--- r----. Nechtěli jsme rušit. 0 +
I just wanted to make a call. Ch--- j--- s- p---- z------. Chtěl jsem si právě zavolat. 0 +
I just wanted to call a taxi. Ch--- j--- s- z------ t---. Chtěl jsem si zavolat taxi. 0 +
Actually I wanted to drive home. Ch--- j--- t---- j-- d---. Chtěl jsem totiž jet domů. 0 +
I thought you wanted to call your wife. My---- j---- ž- c---- z------ s-- ž---. Myslel jsem, že chceš zavolat své ženě. 0 +
I thought you wanted to call information. My---- j---- ž- c---- z------ i--------. Myslel jsem, že chceš zavolat informace. 0 +
I thought you wanted to order a pizza. My---- j---- ž- c---- o------- p----. Myslel jsem, že chceš objednat pizzu. 0 +

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