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Vergangenheit der Modalverben 1

87 [eighty-seven]

Past tense of modal verbs 1

Past tense of modal verbs 1

87 [siebenundachtzig]


Vergangenheit der Modalverben 1

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We had to water the flowers. Wi- m------ d-- B----- g-----. Wir mussten die Blumen gießen. 0 +
We had to clean the apartment. Wi- m------ d-- W------ a--------. Wir mussten die Wohnung aufräumen. 0 +
We had to wash the dishes. Wi- m------ d-- G------- s-----. Wir mussten das Geschirr spülen. 0 +
Did you have to pay the bill? Mu----- i-- d-- R------- b-------? Musstet ihr die Rechnung bezahlen? 0 +
Did you have to pay an entrance fee? Mu----- i-- E------- b-------? Musstet ihr Eintritt bezahlen? 0 +
Did you have to pay a fine? Mu----- i-- e--- S----- b-------? Musstet ihr eine Strafe bezahlen? 0 +
Who had to say goodbye? We- m----- s--- v------------? Wer musste sich verabschieden? 0 +
Who had to go home early? We- m----- f--- n--- H---- g----? Wer musste früh nach Hause gehen? 0 +
Who had to take the train? We- m----- d-- Z-- n-----? Wer musste den Zug nehmen? 0 +
We did not want to stay long. Wi- w------ n---- l---- b------. Wir wollten nicht lange bleiben. 0 +
We did not want to drink anything. Wi- w------ n----- t------. Wir wollten nichts trinken. 0 +
We did not want to disturb you. Wi- w------ n---- s-----. Wir wollten nicht stören. 0 +
I just wanted to make a call. Ic- w----- e--- t-----------. Ich wollte eben telefonieren. 0 +
I just wanted to call a taxi. Ic- w----- e-- T--- b--------. Ich wollte ein Taxi bestellen. 0 +
Actually I wanted to drive home. Ic- w----- n------ n--- H--- f-----. Ich wollte nämlich nach Haus fahren. 0 +
I thought you wanted to call your wife. Ic- d------ d- w------- d---- F--- a------. Ich dachte, du wolltest deine Frau anrufen. 0 +
I thought you wanted to call information. Ic- d------ d- w------- d-- A------- a------. Ich dachte, du wolltest die Auskunft anrufen. 0 +
I thought you wanted to order a pizza. Ic- d------ d- w------- e--- P---- b--------. Ich dachte, du wolltest eine Pizza bestellen. 0 +

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