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88 [eighty-eight]

Past tense of modal verbs 2

 


88 [ਅਠਾਸੀ]

ਭੂਤਕਾਲਵਾਚਕ ਸਹਾਇਕ ਕਿਰਿਆਂਵਾਂ 2

 

 
My son did not want to play with the doll.
ਮੇਰਾ ਬੇਟਾ ਗੁੱਡੀ ਨਾਲ ਨਹੀਂ ਖੇਡਣਾ ਚਾਹੁੰਦਾ ਸੀ।
mērā bēṭā guḍī nāla nahīṁ khēḍaṇā cāhudā sī.
My daughter did not want to play football / soccer (am.).
ਮੇਰੀ ਬੇਟੀ ਫੁੱਟਬਾਲ ਨਹੀਂ ਖੇਡਣਾ ਚਾਹੁੰਦੀ ਸੀ।
Mērī bēṭī phuṭabāla nahīṁ khēḍaṇā cāhudī sī.
My wife did not want to play chess with me.
ਮੇਰੀ ਪਤਨੀ ਮੇਰੇ ਨਾਲ ਸ਼ਤਰੰਜ ਨਹੀਂ ਖੇਡਣਾ ਚਾਹੁੰਦੀ ਸੀ।
Mērī patanī mērē nāla śataraja nahīṁ khēḍaṇā cāhudī sī.
 
 
 
 
My children did not want to go for a walk.
ਮੇਰੇ ਬੱਚੇ ਟਹਿਲਣ ਨਹੀ ਜਾਣਾ ਚਾਹੁੰਦੇ ਸਨ।
Mērē bacē ṭahilaṇa nahī jāṇā cāhudē sana.
They did not want to tidy the room.
ਉਹ ਕਮਰਾ ਸਾਫ ਨਹੀਂ ਕਰਨਾ ਚਾਹਹੁੰਦੀ ਸੀ।
Uha kamarā sāpha nahīṁ karanā cāhahudī sī.
They did not want to go to bed.
ਉਹ ਸੌਣਾ ਨਹੀਂ ਚਾਹੁੰਦੇ ਸਨ।
Uha sauṇā nahīṁ cāhudē sana.
 
 
 
 
He was not allowed to eat ice cream.
ਉਸਨੂੰ ਆਈਸਕ੍ਰੀਮ ਖਾਣ ਦੀ ਆਗਿਆ ਨਹੀਂ ਸੀ।
Usanū ā'īsakrīma khāṇa dī āgi'ā nahīṁ sī.
He was not allowed to eat chocolate.
ਉਸਨੂੰ ਚਾਕਲੇਟ ਖਾਣ ਦੀ ਆਗਿਆ ਨਹੀਂ ਸੀ।
Usanū cākalēṭa khāṇa dī āgi'ā nahīṁ sī.
He was not allowed to eat sweets.
ਉਸਨੂੰ ਮਠਿਆਈ ਖਾਣ ਦੀ ਆਗਿਆ ਨਹੀਂ ਸੀ।
Usanū maṭhi'ā'ī khāṇa dī āgi'ā nahīṁ sī.
 
 
 
 
I was allowed to make a wish.
ਮੈਨੂੰ ਕੁਝ ਮੰਗਣ ਦੀ ਆਗਿਆ ਸੀ।
Mainū kujha magaṇa dī āgi'ā sī.
I was allowed to buy myself a dress.
ਮੈਨੂੰ ਆਪਣੇ ਲਈ ਕੱਪੜੇ ਖਰੀਦਣ ਦੀ ਆਗਿਆ ਸੀ।
Mainū āpaṇē la'ī kapaṛē kharīdaṇa dī āgi'ā sī.
I was allowed to take a chocolate.
ਮੈਨੂੰ ਚਾਕਲੇਟ ਲੈਣ ਦੀ ਆਗਿਆ ਸੀ।
Mainū cākalēṭa laiṇa dī āgi'ā sī.
 
 
 
 
Were you allowed to smoke in the airplane?
ਕੀ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਜਹਾਜ਼ ਵਿੱਚ ਸਿਗਰਟ ਪੀਣ ਦੀ ਆਗਿਆ ਸੀ?
Kī tuhānū jahāza vica sigaraṭa pīṇa dī āgi'ā sī?
Were you allowed to drink beer in the hospital?
ਕੀ ਤੈਨੂੰ ਹਸਪਤਾਲ ਵਿੱਚ ਬੀਅਰ ਪੀਣ ਦੀ ਆਗਿਆ ਸੀ?
Kī tainū hasapatāla vica bī'ara pīṇa dī āgi'ā sī?
Were you allowed to take the dog into the hotel?
ਕੀ ਤੈਨੂੰ ਹੋਟਲ ਵਿੱਚ ਕੁਤਾ ਨਾਲ ਲੈ ਕੇ ਜਾਣ ਦੀ ਆਗਿਆ ਸੀ?
Kī tainū hōṭala vica kutā nāla lai kē jāṇa dī āgi'ā sī?
 
 
 
 
During the holidays the children were allowed to remain outside late.
ਕੀ ਛੁੱਟੀਆਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਬੱਚਿਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਜ਼ਿਆਦਾ ਦੇਰ ਬਾਹਰ ਰਹਿਣ ਦੀ ਇਜਾਜ਼ਤ ਸੀ?
Kī chuṭī'āṁ vica baci'āṁ nū zi'ādā dēra bāhara rahiṇa dī ijāzata sī?
They were allowed to play in the yard for a long time.
ਉਹਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਵਿਹੜੇ ਵਿੱਚ ਬਹੁਤ ਸਮੇਂ ਤੱਕ ਖੇਲਣ ਦੀ ਇਜਾਜ਼ਤ ਸੀ।
Uhanāṁ nū vihaṛē vica bahuta samēṁ taka khēlaṇa dī ijāzata sī.
They were allowed to stay up late.
ਉਹਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਬਹੁਤ ਦੇਰ ਤੱਕ ਜਾਗਣ ਦੀ ਇਜਾਜ਼ਤ ਸੀ।
Uhanāṁ nū bahuta dēra taka jāgaṇa dī ijāzata sī.
 
 
 
 
 

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