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88 [eighty-eight]

Past tense of modal verbs 2


‫88 [ثمانية وثمانون]‬

‫ماضي الافعال المساعدة 2‬


My son did not want to play with the doll.
‫لم يرد ابنى أن يلعب بالدمية.‬
lam yorid ibnii an yalaeba bedomya
My daughter did not want to play football / soccer (am.).
‫لم ترد ابنتى أن تلعب كرة القدم.‬
lam torid ibnatii an talaeba korat elkadam
My wife did not want to play chess with me.
‫لم ترد زوجتي أن تلعب معي شطرنج.‬
lam torid zawjatii an talaeba mayii shetranj
My children did not want to go for a walk.
‫أراد أولادي أن لا يقوموا بنزهة.‬
araada awlaadii an laa yakoomoo benozha
They did not want to tidy the room.
‫لم يريدوا أن يرتبوا الغرفة.‬
lam yoriidoo an yorattiboo elghorfa
They did not want to go to bed.
‫لم يردوا أن يذهبوا إلى أسرتهم.‬
lam yoriidoo an yathhaboo ilaa osratihem
He was not allowed to eat ice cream.
‫لم يُسمح له أن يأكل ايس كريم.‬
lam yosmah laho an ya'kola ayss kriim
He was not allowed to eat chocolate.
‫لم يُسمح له أن يأكل شوكولاتة.‬
lam yosmah laho an ya'kola shookoolaata
He was not allowed to eat sweets.
‫لم يُسمح له أن يأكل ملبس [بونبون].‬
lam yosmah laho an ya'kola molabbas [boonboon]
I was allowed to make a wish.
‫سمح لي أن أتمنى لي شيئًا.‬
somaha lii an atamannaa lii shay'an
I was allowed to buy myself a dress.
‫سمح لي أن أشتري لي ثوبًا.‬
somaha lii an atamannaa an ashtarii lii thawban
I was allowed to take a chocolate.
‫سمح لي أن آخذ لي.حبة شوكولاتة.‬
somiha lii an aakhotha lii habbat shookoolaata
Were you allowed to smoke in the airplane?
‫هل سُمح لك أن تدخن في الطائرة؟‬
hal somiha laka an todakhkhina fitta'ira?
Were you allowed to drink beer in the hospital?
‫هل سُمح لك أن تشرب بيرة في المستشفى؟‬
hal somiha laka an tashraba biira fil mostashfaa?
Were you allowed to take the dog into the hotel?
‫هل سُمح لك أن تدخل معك الكلب إلى الفندق؟‬
hal somiha laka an todkhila maeaka elkalb ilaa elfondek?
During the holidays the children were allowed to remain outside late.
‫في العطلة المدرسية كان يسمح للأطفال أن يبقوا في الخارج طويلاً.‬
filotla elmadrassiya kaana yosmah lelatfaal an yabkaw fil khaarej tawiilan
They were allowed to play in the yard for a long time.
‫كان يسمح لهم أن يلعبوا طويلاً في الفناء.‬
kaana yosmah lahom an yalaeaboo tawiilan fil fiinaa'
They were allowed to stay up late.
‫كان يسمح لهم أن يسهروا طويلاً.‬
kaana yosmaho lahom an yasharoo tawiilan

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