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en Past tense of modal verbs 2   »   fr Passé des modaux 2

88 [eighty-eight]

Past tense of modal verbs 2

Past tense of modal verbs 2

88 [quatre-vingt-huit]

Passé des modaux 2

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My son did not want to play with the doll. Mon---l--ne-vo----- --- joue--- la p-up--. Mon fils ne voulait pas jouer à la poupée. M-n f-l- n- v-u-a-t p-s j-u-r à l- p-u-é-. ------------------------------------------ Mon fils ne voulait pas jouer à la poupée. 0
My daughter did not want to play football / soccer (am.). M- f--l--ne------i---a- -oue- ----oo-ba--. Ma fille ne voulait pas jouer au football. M- f-l-e n- v-u-a-t p-s j-u-r a- f-o-b-l-. ------------------------------------------ Ma fille ne voulait pas jouer au football. 0
My wife did not want to play chess with me. M--femm---e voul-i---a- ----r-a--- -o- -u--é-hec-. Ma femme ne voulait pas jouer avec moi aux échecs. M- f-m-e n- v-u-a-t p-s j-u-r a-e- m-i a-x é-h-c-. -------------------------------------------------- Ma femme ne voulait pas jouer avec moi aux échecs. 0
My children did not want to go for a walk. M-- -nf-nt- n--v-ul-ie-- -a- -a-r--d- p---e--d-. Mes enfants ne voulaient pas faire de promenade. M-s e-f-n-s n- v-u-a-e-t p-s f-i-e d- p-o-e-a-e- ------------------------------------------------ Mes enfants ne voulaient pas faire de promenade. 0
They did not want to tidy the room. Il--ne--o---i--t pas ra-ge- l----amb-e. Ils ne voulaient pas ranger la chambre. I-s n- v-u-a-e-t p-s r-n-e- l- c-a-b-e- --------------------------------------- Ils ne voulaient pas ranger la chambre. 0
They did not want to go to bed. Ils ne-v--lai--t-p-s --ler-a- ---. Ils ne voulaient pas aller au lit. I-s n- v-u-a-e-t p-s a-l-r a- l-t- ---------------------------------- Ils ne voulaient pas aller au lit. 0
He was not allowed to eat ice cream. I- n--v--t-p-s -e-droi--de man-e- d- --a-e. Il n’avait pas le droit de manger de glace. I- n-a-a-t p-s l- d-o-t d- m-n-e- d- g-a-e- ------------------------------------------- Il n’avait pas le droit de manger de glace. 0
He was not allowed to eat chocolate. I---’av--t pas ----roi- -e ---ger-d---h--o-at. Il n’avait pas le droit de manger de chocolat. I- n-a-a-t p-s l- d-o-t d- m-n-e- d- c-o-o-a-. ---------------------------------------------- Il n’avait pas le droit de manger de chocolat. 0
He was not allowed to eat sweets. Il---av-i---a---- dr-i- -e-ma--er--e--o-b--s. Il n’avait pas le droit de manger de bonbons. I- n-a-a-t p-s l- d-o-t d- m-n-e- d- b-n-o-s- --------------------------------------------- Il n’avait pas le droit de manger de bonbons. 0
I was allowed to make a wish. Je-p--v--- me-----a-ter q-elq----hose. Je pouvais me souhaiter quelque chose. J- p-u-a-s m- s-u-a-t-r q-e-q-e c-o-e- -------------------------------------- Je pouvais me souhaiter quelque chose. 0
I was allowed to buy myself a dress. Je -o-v-is-m---heter --e-ro--. Je pouvais m’acheter une robe. J- p-u-a-s m-a-h-t-r u-e r-b-. ------------------------------ Je pouvais m’acheter une robe. 0
I was allowed to take a chocolate. Je----v--s-pre-----un-pra-i--. Je pouvais prendre un praliné. J- p-u-a-s p-e-d-e u- p-a-i-é- ------------------------------ Je pouvais prendre un praliné. 0
Were you allowed to smoke in the airplane? E-t--e qu- t- -ou-ai- ---e----n- ----io- ? Est-ce que tu pouvais fumer dans l’avion ? E-t-c- q-e t- p-u-a-s f-m-r d-n- l-a-i-n ? ------------------------------------------ Est-ce que tu pouvais fumer dans l’avion ? 0
Were you allowed to drink beer in the hospital? Es---e q----u-p-u-ais--o-r---e -a bi-r- à l-hô-it-- ? Est-ce que tu pouvais boire de la bière à l’hôpital ? E-t-c- q-e t- p-u-a-s b-i-e d- l- b-è-e à l-h-p-t-l ? ----------------------------------------------------- Est-ce que tu pouvais boire de la bière à l’hôpital ? 0
Were you allowed to take the dog into the hotel? E----e -u---u --u-a-- a--n----e ----n - --------? Est-ce que tu pouvais amener le chien à l’hôtel ? E-t-c- q-e t- p-u-a-s a-e-e- l- c-i-n à l-h-t-l ? ------------------------------------------------- Est-ce que tu pouvais amener le chien à l’hôtel ? 0
During the holidays the children were allowed to remain outside late. P--d--- --s---can-es, l-- -nf-n-- a---ent--------i-si-- -e re-t-r -ongt-mp--d-h-r-. Pendant les vacances, les enfants avaient la permission de rester longtemps dehors. P-n-a-t l-s v-c-n-e-, l-s e-f-n-s a-a-e-t l- p-r-i-s-o- d- r-s-e- l-n-t-m-s d-h-r-. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pendant les vacances, les enfants avaient la permission de rester longtemps dehors. 0
They were allowed to play in the yard for a long time. Ils avai-n--l- --rmi--io--de ---er l-----mp---a-s -a---u-. Ils avaient la permission de jouer longtemps dans la cour. I-s a-a-e-t l- p-r-i-s-o- d- j-u-r l-n-t-m-s d-n- l- c-u-. ---------------------------------------------------------- Ils avaient la permission de jouer longtemps dans la cour. 0
They were allowed to stay up late. Il- -v---n- ----e---s-i-n -e -e-ll-r --rd. Ils avaient la permission de veiller tard. I-s a-a-e-t l- p-r-i-s-o- d- v-i-l-r t-r-. ------------------------------------------ Ils avaient la permission de veiller 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…