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87 [eighty-seven]

Past tense of modal verbs 1

Past tense of modal verbs 1

87 [astoņdesmit septiņi]

Modālo darbības vārdu pagātne 1

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We had to water the flowers. M--s b-ja j-a-lej---ķ-s. Mums bija jāaplej puķes. M-m- b-j- j-a-l-j p-ķ-s- ------------------------ Mums bija jāaplej puķes. 0
We had to clean the apartment. Mu-- b--a j---k-pj --īvo--is. Mums bija jāuzkopj dzīvoklis. M-m- b-j- j-u-k-p- d-ī-o-l-s- ----------------------------- Mums bija jāuzkopj dzīvoklis. 0
We had to wash the dishes. M-m-------j-n-mazg--t---ki. Mums bija jānomazgā trauki. M-m- b-j- j-n-m-z-ā t-a-k-. --------------------------- Mums bija jānomazgā trauki. 0
Did you have to pay the bill? V----ums bi----ās----s---ēķi-s? Vai jums bija jāsamaksā rēķins? V-i j-m- b-j- j-s-m-k-ā r-ķ-n-? ------------------------------- Vai jums bija jāsamaksā rēķins? 0
Did you have to pay an entrance fee? Va- j-m--b-ja-jā----- -a---ee--- biļe-ē-? Vai jums bija jāmaksā par ieejas biļetēm? V-i j-m- b-j- j-m-k-ā p-r i-e-a- b-ļ-t-m- ----------------------------------------- Vai jums bija jāmaksā par ieejas biļetēm? 0
Did you have to pay a fine? Va- --m- b-ja--ā-ak-ā so-- -a--a? Vai jums bija jāmaksā soda nauda? V-i j-m- b-j- j-m-k-ā s-d- n-u-a- --------------------------------- Vai jums bija jāmaksā soda nauda? 0
Who had to say goodbye? K-- --ja-jāa-v--ā-? Kam bija jāatvadās? K-m b-j- j-a-v-d-s- ------------------- Kam bija jāatvadās? 0
Who had to go home early? K---bi-- --r- j---t ----s? Kam bija agri jāiet mājās? K-m b-j- a-r- j-i-t m-j-s- -------------------------- Kam bija agri jāiet mājās? 0
Who had to take the train? Kam b-j- jāb---- -r--i---en-? Kam bija jābrauc ar vilcienu? K-m b-j- j-b-a-c a- v-l-i-n-? ----------------------------- Kam bija jābrauc ar vilcienu? 0
We did not want to stay long. Mē---e---bējām ---- -al-kt. Mēs negribējām ilgi palikt. M-s n-g-i-ē-ā- i-g- p-l-k-. --------------------------- Mēs negribējām ilgi palikt. 0
We did not want to drink anything. Mēs --g-i---ā- ---o--z---. Mēs negribējām neko dzert. M-s n-g-i-ē-ā- n-k- d-e-t- -------------------------- Mēs negribējām neko dzert. 0
We did not want to disturb you. M-s-ne-ribējā- trau---. Mēs negribējām traucēt. M-s n-g-i-ē-ā- t-a-c-t- ----------------------- Mēs negribējām traucēt. 0
I just wanted to make a call. Es ----o g-ibēj- pi-----ī-. Es tikko gribēju piezvanīt. E- t-k-o g-i-ē-u p-e-v-n-t- --------------------------- Es tikko gribēju piezvanīt. 0
I just wanted to call a taxi. E- -r--ē-----sūt-t --kso----u. Es gribēju pasūtīt taksometru. E- g-i-ē-u p-s-t-t t-k-o-e-r-. ------------------------------ Es gribēju pasūtīt taksometru. 0
Actually I wanted to drive home. E- ---b-j- braukt mājā-. Es gribēju braukt mājās. E- g-i-ē-u b-a-k- m-j-s- ------------------------ Es gribēju braukt mājās. 0
I thought you wanted to call your wife. E--------, -u-g--b--i-pie--an-t--ava- -ie-a-. Es domāju, tu gribēji piezvanīt savai sievai. E- d-m-j-, t- g-i-ē-i p-e-v-n-t s-v-i s-e-a-. --------------------------------------------- Es domāju, tu gribēji piezvanīt savai sievai. 0
I thought you wanted to call information. E-----ā--, t----i-ē-i pi--va-ī- uzz-ņām. Es domāju, tu gribēji piezvanīt uzziņām. E- d-m-j-, t- g-i-ē-i p-e-v-n-t u-z-ņ-m- ---------------------------------------- Es domāju, tu gribēji piezvanīt uzziņām. 0
I thought you wanted to order a pizza. E- do-ā--,--u g--bēji---s--īt p---. Es domāju, tu gribēji pasūtīt picu. E- d-m-j-, t- g-i-ē-i p-s-t-t p-c-. ----------------------------------- Es domāju, tu gribēji pasūtīt picu. 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…