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Passado dos verbos modais 2

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Past tense of modal verbs 2

Past tense of modal verbs 2

88 [oitenta e oito]


Passado dos verbos modais 2

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My son did not want to play with the doll. O m-- f---- n-- q----- b------ c-- a b-----. O meu filho não queria brincar com a boneca. 0 +
My daughter did not want to play football / soccer (am.). A m---- f---- n-- q----- j---- à b---. A minha filha não queria jogar à bola. 0 +
My wife did not want to play chess with me. A m---- m----- n-- q----- j---- x----- c-----. A minha mulher não queria jogar xadrez comigo. 0 +
My children did not want to go for a walk. Os m--- f----- n-- q------ p------. Os meus filhos não queriam passear. 0 +
They did not want to tidy the room. El-- n-- q------ a------ o q-----. Eles não queriam arrumar o quarto. 0 +
They did not want to go to bed. El-- n-- q------ i- p--- a c---. Eles não queriam ir para a cama. 0 +
He was not allowed to eat ice cream. El- n-- p---- c---- g-----. Ele não podia comer gelado. 0 +
He was not allowed to eat chocolate. El- n-- p---- c---- c--------. Ele não podia comer chocolate. 0 +
He was not allowed to eat sweets. El- n-- p---- c---- r--------. Ele não podia comer rebuçados. 0 +
I was allowed to make a wish. Eu p---- d------ q------- c----. Eu podia desejar qualquer coisa. 0 +
I was allowed to buy myself a dress. Eu p---- c------ u- v------. Eu podia comprar um vestido. 0 +
I was allowed to take a chocolate. Eu p---- t---- u- c--------. Eu podia tirar um chocolate. 0 +
Were you allowed to smoke in the airplane? Po---- f---- n- a----? Podias fumar no avião? 0 +
Were you allowed to drink beer in the hospital? Po---- b---- c------ n- h-------? Podias beber cerveja no hospital? 0 +
Were you allowed to take the dog into the hotel? Po---- l---- o c-- p--- o h----? Podias levar o cão para o hotel? 0 +
During the holidays the children were allowed to remain outside late. Na- f----- a- c------- p----- f---- n- r-- a-- t----. Nas férias as crianças podiam ficar na rua até tarde. 0 +
They were allowed to play in the yard for a long time. El-- p----- j---- m---- t---- n- p----. Eles podiam jogar muito tempo no pátio. 0 +
They were allowed to stay up late. El-- p----- f---- a-------- a-- t----. Elas podiam ficar acordadas até tarde. 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…