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Modalverbernes datid 2

88 [eighty-eight]

Past tense of modal verbs 2

Past tense of modal verbs 2

88 [otteogfirs]


Modalverbernes datid 2

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My son did not want to play with the doll. Mi- s-- v---- i--- l--- m-- d-----. Min søn ville ikke lege med dukken. 0 +
My daughter did not want to play football / soccer (am.). Mi- d----- v---- i--- s----- f------. Min datter ville ikke spille fodbold. 0 +
My wife did not want to play chess with me. Mi- k--- v---- i--- s----- s--- m-- m--. Min kone ville ikke spille skak med mig. 0 +
My children did not want to go for a walk. Mi-- b--- v---- i--- g- e- t--. Mine børn ville ikke gå en tur. 0 +
They did not want to tidy the room. De v---- i--- r---- o- p- v-------. De ville ikke rydde op på værelset. 0 +
They did not want to go to bed. De v---- i--- g- i s---. De ville ikke gå i seng. 0 +
He was not allowed to eat ice cream. Ha- m---- i--- s---- e- i-. Han måtte ikke spise en is. 0 +
He was not allowed to eat chocolate. Ha- m---- i--- s---- c--------. Han måtte ikke spise chokolade. 0 +
He was not allowed to eat sweets. Ha- m---- i--- s---- b------. Han måtte ikke spise bolsjer. 0 +
I was allowed to make a wish. Je- m---- ø---- m-- n----. Jeg måtte ønske mig noget. 0 +
I was allowed to buy myself a dress. Je- m---- k--- e- k----. Jeg måtte købe en kjole. 0 +
I was allowed to take a chocolate. Je- m---- t--- e- s----- f---- c--------. Jeg måtte tage et stykke fyldt chokolade. 0 +
Were you allowed to smoke in the airplane? Må--- d- r--- p- f----? Måtte du ryge på flyet? 0 +
Were you allowed to drink beer in the hospital? Må--- d- d----- ø- p- s--------? Måtte du drikke øl på sygehuset? 0 +
Were you allowed to take the dog into the hotel? Må--- d- t--- h----- m-- p- h-------? Måtte du tage hunden med på hotellet? 0 +
During the holidays the children were allowed to remain outside late. I f----- m---- b------ b---- l---- u--. I ferien måtte børnene blive længe ude. 0 +
They were allowed to play in the yard for a long time. De m---- l--- l---- i g-----. De måtte lege længe i gården. 0 +
They were allowed to stay up late. De m---- b---- l---- o---. De måtte blive længe oppe. 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…