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Verleden tijd van modale werkwoorden 2

88 [eighty-eight]

Past tense of modal verbs 2

Past tense of modal verbs 2

88 [achtentachtig]


Verleden tijd van modale werkwoorden 2

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My son did not want to play with the doll. Mi-- z--- w---- n--- m-- d- p-- s-----. Mijn zoon wilde niet met de pop spelen. 0 +
My daughter did not want to play football / soccer (am.). Mi-- d------ w---- n--- v---------. Mijn dochter wilde niet voetballen. 0 +
My wife did not want to play chess with me. Mi-- v---- w---- n--- m-- m-- s------. Mijn vrouw wilde niet met mij schaken. 0 +
My children did not want to go for a walk. Mi-- k------- w----- g--- w-------- m----. Mijn kinderen wilden geen wandeling maken. 0 +
They did not want to tidy the room. Zi- w----- d- k---- n--- o-------. Zij wilden de kamer niet opruimen. 0 +
They did not want to go to bed. Zi- w----- n--- n--- b-- g---. Zij wilden niet naar bed gaan. 0 +
He was not allowed to eat ice cream. Hi- m---- g--- i-- e---. Hij mocht geen ijs eten. 0 +
He was not allowed to eat chocolate. Hi- m---- g--- c-------- e---. Hij mocht geen chocolade eten. 0 +
He was not allowed to eat sweets. Hi- m---- g--- s------ e---. Hij mocht geen snoepje eten. 0 +
I was allowed to make a wish. Ik m---- e-- w--- d---. Ik mocht een wens doen. 0 +
I was allowed to buy myself a dress. Ik m---- e-- j--- k----. Ik mocht een jurk kopen. 0 +
I was allowed to take a chocolate. Ik m---- e-- b----- n----. Ik mocht een bonbon nemen. 0 +
Were you allowed to smoke in the airplane? Mo--- j- i- h-- v-------- r----? Mocht je in het vliegtuig roken? 0 +
Were you allowed to drink beer in the hospital? Mo--- j- i- h-- z--------- b--- d------? Mocht je in het ziekenhuis bier drinken? 0 +
Were you allowed to take the dog into the hotel? Mo--- j- d- h--- m------- i- h-- h----? Mocht je de hond meenemen in het hotel? 0 +
During the holidays the children were allowed to remain outside late. In d- v------- m------ d- k------- l--- b----- b------. In de vakantie mochten de kinderen lang buiten blijven. 0 +
They were allowed to play in the yard for a long time. Zi- m------ l--- o- d- b----------- s-----. Zij mochten lang op de binnenplaats spelen. 0 +
They were allowed to stay up late. Zi- m------ l--- o--------. Zij mochten lang opblijven. 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…