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88 [eighty-eight]

Past tense of modal verbs 2

Past tense of modal verbs 2

88 [ochenta y ocho]

Pretérito 2

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My son did not want to play with the doll. M- hi-- -o q-e----j-ga---on--a--u---a. M- h--- n- q----- j---- c-- l- m------ M- h-j- n- q-e-í- j-g-r c-n l- m-ñ-c-. -------------------------------------- Mi hijo no quería jugar con la muñeca.
My daughter did not want to play football / soccer (am.). M---i-- no quer---jug-r-a- f-----. M- h--- n- q----- j---- a- f------ M- h-j- n- q-e-í- j-g-r a- f-t-o-. ---------------------------------- Mi hija no quería jugar al fútbol.
My wife did not want to play chess with me. M---s---- -o-q--rí- j---r------go al-a----ez. M- e----- n- q----- j---- c------ a- a------- M- e-p-s- n- q-e-í- j-g-r c-n-i-o a- a-e-r-z- --------------------------------------------- Mi esposa no quería jugar conmigo al ajedrez.
My children did not want to go for a walk. M------os-n-----r--- --r-------e-. M-- h---- n- q------ d-- u- p----- M-s h-j-s n- q-e-í-n d-r u- p-s-o- ---------------------------------- Mis hijos no querían dar un paseo.
They did not want to tidy the room. N--q--rí---or--n-r--a habi-a--ó-. N- q------ o------ l- h---------- N- q-e-í-n o-d-n-r l- h-b-t-c-ó-. --------------------------------- No querían ordenar la habitación.
They did not want to go to bed. No -u--ía- i-s--a--a--. N- q------ i--- a c---- N- q-e-í-n i-s- a c-m-. ----------------------- No querían irse a cama.
He was not allowed to eat ice cream. É- n- pod-a ----bía -o-er h-l-do-. É- n- p---- / d---- c---- h------- É- n- p-d-a / d-b-a c-m-r h-l-d-s- ---------------------------------- Él no podía / debía comer helados.
He was not allowed to eat chocolate. No -od-a / ---í----me- -h-co-a--. N- p---- / d---- c---- c--------- N- p-d-a / d-b-a c-m-r c-o-o-a-e- --------------------------------- No podía / debía comer chocolate.
He was not allowed to eat sweets. No-p-----/ de-ía-com-r---ramel--. N- p---- / d---- c---- c--------- N- p-d-a / d-b-a c-m-r c-r-m-l-s- --------------------------------- No podía / debía comer caramelos.
I was allowed to make a wish. Pu-e -e-ir------s-o. P--- p---- u- d----- P-d- p-d-r u- d-s-o- -------------------- Pude pedir un deseo.
I was allowed to buy myself a dress. P-----o-p--- -n ----ido. P--- c------ u- v------- P-d- c-m-r-r u- v-s-i-o- ------------------------ Pude comprar un vestido.
I was allowed to take a chocolate. P-d--coge---n-b---ó-. P--- c---- u- b------ P-d- c-g-r u- b-m-ó-. --------------------- Pude coger un bombón.
Were you allowed to smoke in the airplane? ¿-u---t- ----r e- -l-avión? ¿------- f---- e- e- a----- ¿-u-i-t- f-m-r e- e- a-i-n- --------------------------- ¿Pudiste fumar en el avión?
Were you allowed to drink beer in the hospital? ¿P--i--e-b-b-r -e-v--a--n--l--ospi--l? ¿------- b---- c------ e- e- h-------- ¿-u-i-t- b-b-r c-r-e-a e- e- h-s-i-a-? -------------------------------------- ¿Pudiste beber cerveza en el hospital?
Were you allowed to take the dog into the hotel? ¿--diste-ll-v---a----r---------o-a- h-t-l? ¿------- l----- a- p---- c------ a- h----- ¿-u-i-t- l-e-a- a- p-r-o c-n-i-o a- h-t-l- ------------------------------------------ ¿Pudiste llevar al perro contigo al hotel?
During the holidays the children were allowed to remain outside late. D---nt- -as va--ci-n-s--o------- -odían--s-ar----er---asta -ar-e. D------ l-- v--------- l-- n---- p----- e---- a----- h---- t----- D-r-n-e l-s v-c-c-o-e- l-s n-ñ-s p-d-a- e-t-r a-u-r- h-s-a t-r-e- ----------------------------------------------------------------- Durante las vacaciones los niños podían estar afuera hasta tarde.
They were allowed to play in the yard for a long time. Ello--/ -ll-- --d-a---ugar-du--n-- ---h---at- en-el-p-tio. E---- / e---- p----- j---- d------ m---- r--- e- e- p----- E-l-s / e-l-s p-d-a- j-g-r d-r-n-e m-c-o r-t- e- e- p-t-o- ---------------------------------------------------------- Ellos / ellas podían jugar durante mucho rato en el patio.
They were allowed to stay up late. Ello- --ell-s------- acostars-----de. E---- / e---- p----- a-------- t----- E-l-s / e-l-s p-d-a- a-o-t-r-e t-r-e- ------------------------------------- Ellos / ellas podían acostarse tarde.

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…