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88 [eighty-eight]

Past tense of modal verbs 2


‫88[ثمانية وثمانون]‬

‫صيغة الماضي للأفعال الواصفة للحال 2‬


My son did not want to play with the doll.
‫لم يرد ابني اللعب مع الدمية.‬
lm yuradd abni alllaeb mae alddamiata
My daughter did not want to play football / soccer (am.).
‫لم يرد ابني اللعب بكرة القدم.‬
lm yuradd abni alllaeb bukrat alqadm
My wife did not want to play chess with me.
‫لم ترد زوجتي أن تلعب الشطرنج معي.‬
lm trd zawjati 'an taleab alshtarnj maeay
My children did not want to go for a walk.
‫لم يرغب أولادي القيام بنزهة.‬
lm yarghab 'awladi alqiam binazhata
They did not want to tidy the room.
‫لم يريدوا ترتيب الغرفة.‬
lam yuriduu tartib algharfati
They did not want to go to bed.
‫لم يريدوا الذهاب إلى الفراش.‬
lam yuriduu aldhdhahab 'iilaa alfarashi
He was not allowed to eat ice cream.
‫لم يسمح له بتناول البوظة.‬
lam yasmah lah bitanawul albawzata
He was not allowed to eat chocolate.
‫لم يسمح له بتناول الشوكولا.‬
lam yasmah lah bitanawul alshshawkula
He was not allowed to eat sweets.
‫لم يسمح له بتناول الملبس.‬
lm yasmah lah bitanawul almalbis
I was allowed to make a wish.
‫سمح لي أن أتمنى شيئاً.‬
smih li 'an 'atamanna shyyaan
I was allowed to buy myself a dress.
‫سمح لي بشراء ثوب.‬
smih li bishira' thuban
I was allowed to take a chocolate.
‫سمح لي بتناول حبة شوكولا.‬
smih li bitanawul habbatan shawakula
Were you allowed to smoke in the airplane?
‫هل سمح لك بالتدخين في الطائرة؟‬
hl samah lak bialttadkhin fi alttayirati
Were you allowed to drink beer in the hospital?
‫هل سمح لك بشرب البيرة في المشفى؟‬
hl samah lak bisharb albirat fi almushfaa
Were you allowed to take the dog into the hotel?
‫هل سمح لك بإدخال الكلب إلى الفندق؟‬
hl samah lak bi'iidkhal alkalb 'iilaa alfandq
During the holidays the children were allowed to remain outside late.
‫خلال العطلة المدرسية سمح لأطفال البقاء في الخارج لفترة طويلة.‬
khilal aleutlat almadrasiat samah li'atfal albaqa' fi alkharij lifatrat tawilata
They were allowed to play in the yard for a long time.
‫وقد سمح لهم اللعب في صحن الدار.‬
wqid samah lahum alllaeb fi sihn alddar
They were allowed to stay up late.
‫كما سمح لهم السهر طويلاً.‬
kma samah lahum alssahr twylaan

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