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Trecutul verbelor modale 1

87 [eighty-seven]

Past tense of modal verbs 1

Past tense of modal verbs 1

87 [optzeci şi şapte]


Trecutul verbelor modale 1

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We had to water the flowers. A t------ s- u--- f------. A trebuit să udăm florile. 0 +
We had to clean the apartment. A t------ s- s------- î- a---------. A trebuit să strângem în apartament. 0 +
We had to wash the dishes. A t------ s- s----- v-----. A trebuit să spălăm vasele. 0 +
Did you have to pay the bill? A t------ s- p------ f------? A trebuit să plătiţi factura? 0 +
Did you have to pay an entrance fee? A t------ s- p------ i------? A trebuit să plătiţi intrare? 0 +
Did you have to pay a fine? A t------ s- p------ o a-----? A trebuit să plătiţi o amendă? 0 +
Who had to say goodbye? Ci-- a t------ s- î-- i- r---- b--? Cine a trebuit să îşi ia rămas bun? 0 +
Who had to go home early? Ci-- a t------ s- m----- d------ a----? Cine a trebuit să meargă devreme acasă? 0 +
Who had to take the train? Ci-- a t------ s- i- t-----? Cine a trebuit să ia trenul? 0 +
We did not want to stay long. Nu a- v--- s- s--- m---. Nu am vrut să stăm mult. 0 +
We did not want to drink anything. Nu a- v--- s- b-- n----. Nu am vrut să bem nimic. 0 +
We did not want to disturb you. Nu a- v--- s- d-------. Nu am vrut să deranjăm. 0 +
I just wanted to make a call. To---- a- v--- s- d-- u- t------. Tocmai am vrut să dau un telefon. 0 +
I just wanted to call a taxi. Am v--- s- c----- u- t---. Am vrut să comand un taxi. 0 +
Actually I wanted to drive home. Am v--- s- m- d-- a----. Am vrut să mă duc acasă. 0 +
I thought you wanted to call your wife. Am c----- c- v----- s---- s--- s----. Am crezut că vroiai să-ţi suni soţia. 0 +
I thought you wanted to call information. Am c----- c- v----- s- s--- l- i---------. Am crezut că vroiai să suni la informaţii. 0 +
I thought you wanted to order a pizza. Am c----- c- v----- s- c------ o p----. Am crezut că vroiai să comanzi o pizza. 0 +

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