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Minulý čas modálnych slovies 2

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Past tense of modal verbs 2

Past tense of modal verbs 2

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Minulý čas modálnych slovies 2

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My son did not want to play with the doll. Mô- s-- s- n------ h--- s b------. Môj syn sa nechcel hrať s bábikou. 0 +
My daughter did not want to play football / soccer (am.). Mo-- d---- n------- h--- f-----. Moja dcéra nechcela hrať futbal. 0 +
My wife did not want to play chess with me. Mo-- ž--- s- m--- n------- h--- š---. Moja žena so mnou nechcela hrať šach. 0 +
My children did not want to go for a walk. Mo-- d--- s- n------- p---------. Moje deti sa nechceli prechádzať. 0 +
They did not want to tidy the room. Ne------ u------ i---. Nechceli upratať izbu. 0 +
They did not want to go to bed. Ne------ í-- d- p------. Nechceli ísť do postele. 0 +
He was not allowed to eat ice cream. Ne---- j--- z-------. Nesmel jesť zmrzlinu. 0 +
He was not allowed to eat chocolate. Ne---- j--- č-------. Nesmel jesť čokoládu. 0 +
He was not allowed to eat sweets. Ne---- j--- b------. Nesmel jesť bonbóny. 0 +
I was allowed to make a wish. Mo--- s-- s- n---- ž----. Mohol som si niečo želať. 0 +
I was allowed to buy myself a dress. Mo--- s-- s- k---- š---. Mohla som si kúpiť šaty. 0 +
I was allowed to take a chocolate. Mo--- s-- s- v---- p-------. Mohol som si vziať pralinku. 0 +
Were you allowed to smoke in the airplane? Mo--- s- v l------- f-----? Mohol si v lietadle fajčiť? 0 +
Were you allowed to drink beer in the hospital? Mo--- s- v n-------- p-- p---? Mohol si v nemocnici piť pivo? 0 +
Were you allowed to take the dog into the hotel? Mo--- s- v---- p-- d- h-----? Mohol si vziať psa do hotela? 0 +
During the holidays the children were allowed to remain outside late. Ce- p-------- m---- d--- z----- d--- v----. Cez prázdniny mohli deti zostať dlho vonku. 0 +
They were allowed to play in the yard for a long time. Mo--- s- d--- h--- n- d----. Mohli sa dlho hrať na dvore. 0 +
They were allowed to stay up late. Mo--- z----- d--- h---. Mohli zostať dlho hore. 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…