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Passat dels verbs modals 2

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Past tense of modal verbs 2

Past tense of modal verbs 2

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Passat dels verbs modals 2

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My son did not want to play with the doll. El m-- f--- n- v---- j---- a-- n----. El meu fill no volia jugar amb nines. 0 +
My daughter did not want to play football / soccer (am.). La m--- f---- n- v---- j---- a f-----. La meva filla no volia jugar a futbol. 0 +
My wife did not want to play chess with me. La m--- d--- n- v- v---- j---- a-- m- a-- e-----. La meva dona no va voler jugar amb mi als escacs. 0 +
My children did not want to go for a walk. El- m--- f---- n- v-- v---- f-- u-- p--------. Els meus fills no van voler fer una passejada. 0 +
They did not want to tidy the room. El-- n- v----- e------- l----------. Ells no volien endreçar l’habitació. 0 +
They did not want to go to bed. El-- n- v----- a--- a- l---. Ells no volien anar al llit. 0 +
He was not allowed to eat ice cream. El- n- p---- m----- g-----. Ell no podia menjar gelats. 0 +
He was not allowed to eat chocolate. El- n- p---- m----- x-------. Ell no podia menjar xocolata. 0 +
He was not allowed to eat sweets. El- n- p---- m----- c-------. Ell no podia menjar caramels. 0 +
I was allowed to make a wish. Em p---- d------- a----- c---. Em podia desitjar alguna cosa. 0 +
I was allowed to buy myself a dress. Em v--- p---- c------ u- v-----. Em vaig poder comprar un vestit. 0 +
I was allowed to take a chocolate. Va-- p---- p------ u- b---- d- p------. Vaig poder prendre un bombó de praliné. 0 +
Were you allowed to smoke in the airplane? Qu- p----- f---- a l-----? Que podies fumar a l’avió? 0 +
Were you allowed to drink beer in the hospital? Qu- p----- b---- c------ a l---------? Que podies beure cervesa a l’hospital? 0 +
Were you allowed to take the dog into the hotel? Qu- p----- p----- e- g-- a l------? Que podies portar el gos a l’hotel? 0 +
During the holidays the children were allowed to remain outside late. Du---- l-- v-------- e-- n--- p----- e---- a f--- f--- t---. Durant les vacances, els nens podien estar a fora fins tard. 0 +
They were allowed to play in the yard for a long time. Po---- j---- m--- d- t---- a- p---. Podien jugar molt de temps al pati. 0 +
They were allowed to stay up late. Po---- q-------- d------- f--- t---. Podien quedar-se desperts fins tard. 0 +

Tips against forgetting

Learning is not always easy. Even when it is fun, it can be exhausting. But when we've learned something, we're happy. We're proud of ourselves and our progress. Unfortunately, we can forget what we learn. That is often a problem with languages in particular. Most of us learn one or more languages in school. This knowledge often gets lost after the school years. We hardly speak the language anymore. Our native language usually dominates our everyday life. Many foreign languages only get used on vacation. But if knowledge isn't regularly activated, it gets lost. Our brain needs exercise. It could be said that it functions like a muscle. This muscle has to be exercised, otherwise it will get weaker. But there are ways to prevent forgetting. The most important thing is to repeatedly apply what you have learned. Consistent rituals can help with this. You can plan a small routine for different days of the week. On Monday, for example, you could read a book in the foreign language. Listen to an overseas radio station on Wednesday. Then on Friday you can write in a journal in the foreign language. This way you're switching between reading, hearing and writing. Consequently, your knowledge is activated in different ways. All of these exercises don't have to last long; half an hour is enough. But it's important that you practice regularly! Studies show that what you learn stays in the brain for decades. It just has to be dug out of the drawer again…