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    We'd wanted to see this play, but could not get tickets

    We'd wanted to see this play, but could not get tickets
    Мы хотелы посмотреть эту пьесу, но не смогли достать билеты

    But I wanted to translate to

    Мы хотелы видеть эту пьесу, но не могли достать билеты

    See and understand the play. Also perfective смогли and not могли ?

    Also what does mean листочки и листва

    спасибо

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    Re: We'd wanted to see this play, but could not get tickets

    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan
    We'd wanted to see this play, but could not get tickets
    Мы хотели посмотреть эту пьесу, но не смогли достать билеты

    See and understand the play. Also perfective смогли and not могли ?

    Also what does mean листочки и листва

    спасибо
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    листочки - dimin. from листья - leaves
    листва - foliage, leafage

    perfective form is смогли.
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    Re: We'd wanted to see this play, but could not get tickets

    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan
    We(no 'd) wanted to see this play, but could not get tickets
    Мы хотелы посмотреть эту пьесу, но не смогли достать билеты

    But I wanted to translate to

    Мы хотелы видеть эту пьесу, но не могли достать билеты

    See and understand the play. Also perfective смогли and not могли ?

    Also what does mean листочки и листва

    спасибо

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    Re: We'd wanted to see this play, but could not get tickets

    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan
    смогли and not могли
    не могли - We didn't try. We were at work when tickets still were in the ticket office.

    не cмогли - We tried. But when we came to the ticket office there are no tickets.

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    Re: We'd wanted to see this play, but could not get tickets

    Quote Originally Posted by Wowik
    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan
    смогли and not могли
    не могли - We didn't try. We were at work when tickets still were in the ticket office.

    не cмогли - We tried. But when we came to the ticket office there are no tickets.
    не могли : We could not try getting tickets because of the boss? Right?

    What a bastard!!

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    Re: We'd wanted to see this play, but could not get tickets

    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan
    We could not try getting tickets because of the boss? Right?

    What a bastard!!
    We had no any oppotunity to scarper from work. Boss stand over the door till 18-00.

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