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Vergangenheit der Modalverben 2

88 [eighty-eight]

Past tense of modal verbs 2

Past tense of modal verbs 2

88 [achtundachtzig]


Vergangenheit der Modalverben 2

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My son did not want to play with the doll. Me-- S--- w----- n---- m-- d-- P---- s------. Mein Sohn wollte nicht mit der Puppe spielen. 0 +
My daughter did not want to play football / soccer (am.). Me--- T------ w----- n---- F------ s------. Meine Tochter wollte nicht Fußball spielen. 0 +
My wife did not want to play chess with me. Me--- F--- w----- n---- m-- m-- S----- s------. Meine Frau wollte nicht mit mir Schach spielen. 0 +
My children did not want to go for a walk. Me--- K----- w------ k----- S---------- m-----. Meine Kinder wollten keinen Spaziergang machen. 0 +
They did not want to tidy the room. Si- w------ n---- d-- Z----- a--------. Sie wollten nicht das Zimmer aufräumen. 0 +
They did not want to go to bed. Si- w------ n---- i-- B--- g----. Sie wollten nicht ins Bett gehen. 0 +
He was not allowed to eat ice cream. Er d----- k--- E-- e----. Er durfte kein Eis essen. 0 +
He was not allowed to eat chocolate. Er d----- k---- S--------- e----. Er durfte keine Schokolade essen. 0 +
He was not allowed to eat sweets. Er d----- k---- B------ e----. Er durfte keine Bonbons essen. 0 +
I was allowed to make a wish. Ic- d----- m-- e---- w-------. Ich durfte mir etwas wünschen. 0 +
I was allowed to buy myself a dress. Ic- d----- m-- e-- K---- k-----. Ich durfte mir ein Kleid kaufen. 0 +
I was allowed to take a chocolate. Ic- d----- m-- e--- P------ n-----. Ich durfte mir eine Praline nehmen. 0 +
Were you allowed to smoke in the airplane? Du------ d- i- F------- r------? Durftest du im Flugzeug rauchen? 0 +
Were you allowed to drink beer in the hospital? Du------ d- i- K---------- B--- t------? Durftest du im Krankenhaus Bier trinken? 0 +
Were you allowed to take the dog into the hotel? Du------ d- d-- H--- i-- H---- m--------? Durftest du den Hund ins Hotel mitnehmen? 0 +
During the holidays the children were allowed to remain outside late. In d-- F----- d------ d-- K----- l---- d------ b------. In den Ferien durften die Kinder lange draußen bleiben. 0 +
They were allowed to play in the yard for a long time. Si- d------ l---- i- H-- s------. Sie durften lange im Hof spielen. 0 +
They were allowed to stay up late. Si- d------ l---- a---------. Sie durften lange aufbleiben. 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…