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en Past tense of modal verbs 1   »   fr Passé des modaux 1

87 [eighty-seven]

Past tense of modal verbs 1

Past tense of modal verbs 1

87 [quatre-vingt-sept]

Passé des modaux 1

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We had to water the flowers. Nou----v---- -----e---es---e--s. N___ d______ a______ l__ f______ N-u- d-v-o-s a-r-s-r l-s f-e-r-. -------------------------------- Nous devions arroser les fleurs. 0
We had to clean the apartment. N-u----vio---r-n-er -’a-------e--. N___ d______ r_____ l_____________ N-u- d-v-o-s r-n-e- l-a-p-r-e-e-t- ---------------------------------- Nous devions ranger l’appartement. 0
We had to wash the dishes. No-s-de--o-s la-e---a-vai-s----. N___ d______ l____ l_ v_________ N-u- d-v-o-s l-v-r l- v-i-s-l-e- -------------------------------- Nous devions laver la vaisselle. 0
Did you have to pay the bill? Vous d-v--z----er-la-f-ct-re ? V___ d_____ p____ l_ f______ ? V-u- d-v-e- p-y-r l- f-c-u-e ? ------------------------------ Vous deviez payer la facture ? 0
Did you have to pay an entrance fee? V-us--e---z pa--r-l-----é--? V___ d_____ p____ l_______ ? V-u- d-v-e- p-y-r l-e-t-é- ? ---------------------------- Vous deviez payer l’entrée ? 0
Did you have to pay a fine? Vo-s---viez p-yer l---e-de ? V___ d_____ p____ l_______ ? V-u- d-v-e- p-y-r l-a-e-d- ? ---------------------------- Vous deviez payer l’amende ? 0
Who had to say goodbye? Q-- --v--- di---ad-eu ? Q__ d_____ d___ a____ ? Q-i d-v-i- d-r- a-i-u ? ----------------------- Qui devait dire adieu ? 0
Who had to go home early? Q-i-d-vait-a-ler à-l--m-i-on-d- bonne he-re ? Q__ d_____ a____ à l_ m_____ d_ b____ h____ ? Q-i d-v-i- a-l-r à l- m-i-o- d- b-n-e h-u-e ? --------------------------------------------- Qui devait aller à la maison de bonne heure ? 0
Who had to take the train? Q-- d-v--t-p--n--e -e ---i- ? Q__ d_____ p______ l_ t____ ? Q-i d-v-i- p-e-d-e l- t-a-n ? ----------------------------- Qui devait prendre le train ? 0
We did not want to stay long. Nou------o-lio-s p-- -----r longt--p-. N___ n_ v_______ p__ r_____ l_________ N-u- n- v-u-i-n- p-s r-s-e- l-n-t-m-s- -------------------------------------- Nous ne voulions pas rester longtemps. 0
We did not want to drink anything. N----ne-vou-io-- ri-n-bo-r-. N___ n_ v_______ r___ b_____ N-u- n- v-u-i-n- r-e- b-i-e- ---------------------------- Nous ne voulions rien boire. 0
We did not want to disturb you. N-us--- -oulio---p---dé-a---r. N___ n_ v_______ p__ d________ N-u- n- v-u-i-n- p-s d-r-n-e-. ------------------------------ Nous ne voulions pas déranger. 0
I just wanted to make a call. Je-v--lai- ju-t--t-l----n--. J_ v______ j____ t__________ J- v-u-a-s j-s-e t-l-p-o-e-. ---------------------------- Je voulais juste téléphoner. 0
I just wanted to call a taxi. Je --ul-is comma---r--- ----. J_ v______ c________ u_ t____ J- v-u-a-s c-m-a-d-r u- t-x-. ----------------------------- Je voulais commander un taxi. 0
Actually I wanted to drive home. En fa--- je-voula---------r-à -- -aiso-. E_ f____ j_ v______ r______ à l_ m______ E- f-i-, j- v-u-a-s r-n-r-r à l- m-i-o-. ---------------------------------------- En fait, je voulais rentrer à la maison. 0
I thought you wanted to call your wife. J- pe---is que--u--o-la-s a-p--er -a fe-me. J_ p______ q__ t_ v______ a______ t_ f_____ J- p-n-a-s q-e t- v-u-a-s a-p-l-r t- f-m-e- ------------------------------------------- Je pensais que tu voulais appeler ta femme. 0
I thought you wanted to call information. Je---nsa----ue----vou---- -ppe-er-les r--s-ign-m----. J_ p______ q__ t_ v______ a______ l__ r______________ J- p-n-a-s q-e t- v-u-a-s a-p-l-r l-s r-n-e-g-e-e-t-. ----------------------------------------------------- Je pensais que tu voulais appeler les renseignements. 0
I thought you wanted to order a pizza. Je pens-i- que--u ---lais----ma-der-un- --zza. J_ p______ q__ t_ v______ c________ u__ p_____ J- p-n-a-s q-e t- v-u-a-s c-m-a-d-r u-e p-z-a- ---------------------------------------------- Je pensais que tu voulais commander une pizza. 0

Big letters, big feelings

Advertising uses a lot of pictures. Pictures awaken our particular interests. We look at them longer and more intently than letters. As a result, we remember advertisements with pictures better. Pictures also produce strong emotional reactions. The brain recognizes pictures very quickly. It knows immediately what can be seen in the picture. Letters function differently than pictures. They are abstract characters. Therefore, our brain reacts slower to letters. First, it must understand the meaning of the word. One might say the characters must be translated by the language part of the brain. But emotions can be produced using letters too. The text just needs to be very large. Studies show that big letters have a big effect as well. Large letters aren't just more noticeable than small letters. They also produce a stronger emotional reaction. This is true for positive as well as negative feelings. The size of things has always been important to mankind. Man must react quickly to danger. And when something is large, it's usually already quite close! So it's understandable that large pictures cause strong reactions. Less clear is how we react to large letters. Letters aren't actually a signal for the brain. Despite this, it shows greater activity when it sees large letters. This result is very interesting to scientists. It shows how important letters have become for us. Our brain has somehow learned how to react to writing…