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Verleden tijd van modale werkwoorden 1

87 [eighty-seven]

Past tense of modal verbs 1

Past tense of modal verbs 1

87 [zevenentachtig]


Verleden tijd van modale werkwoorden 1

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We had to water the flowers. Wi- m------ d- b------ b---------. Wij moesten de bloemen besproeien. 0 +
We had to clean the apartment. Wi- m------ h-- h--- o-------. Wij moesten het huis opruimen. 0 +
We had to wash the dishes. Wi- m------ d- a---- d---. Wij moesten de afwas doen. 0 +
Did you have to pay the bill? Mo----- j----- d- r------- b------? Moesten jullie de rekening betalen? 0 +
Did you have to pay an entrance fee? Mo----- j----- e----- b------? Moesten jullie entree betalen? 0 +
Did you have to pay a fine? Mo----- j----- e-- b---- b------? Moesten jullie een boete betalen? 0 +
Who had to say goodbye? Wi- m---- a------- n----? Wie moest afscheid nemen? 0 +
Who had to go home early? Wi- m---- v---- n--- h--- g---? Wie moest vroeg naar huis gaan? 0 +
Who had to take the train? Wi- m---- d- t---- n----? Wie moest de trein nemen? 0 +
We did not want to stay long. Wi- w----- n--- l--- b------. Wij wilden niet lang blijven. 0 +
We did not want to drink anything. Wi- w----- n---- d------. Wij wilden niets drinken. 0 +
We did not want to disturb you. Wi- w----- n--- s-----. Wij wilden niet storen. 0 +
I just wanted to make a call. Ik w---- n-- t----------. Ik wilde net telefoneren. 0 +
I just wanted to call a taxi. Ik w---- e-- t--- b--------. Ik wilde een taxi bestellen. 0 +
Actually I wanted to drive home. Ik w---- n------- n--- h--- r-----. Ik wilde namelijk naar huis rijden. 0 +
I thought you wanted to call your wife. Ik d---- d-- j- j- v---- w---- o-------. Ik dacht dat je je vrouw wilde opbellen. 0 +
I thought you wanted to call information. Ik d---- d-- j- d- i----------- w---- b-----. Ik dacht dat je de inlichtingen wilde bellen. 0 +
I thought you wanted to order a pizza. Ik d---- d-- j- e-- p---- w---- b--------. Ik dacht dat je een pizza wilde bestellen. 0 +

Big letters, big feelings

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