Quick answer
"Forget about it" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "olvidárselo", and "forget it" is a phrase which is often translated as "olvídalo". Learn more about the difference between "forget about it" and "forget it" below.
forget about it
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to stop worrying about it)
a. olvidárselo
Why don't you just forget about it and go to bed?¿Por qué no te lo olvidas y te vas a acostar?
b. no preocuparse por ello
I think we should just forget about it, don't you?Creo que sería mejor que no nos preocupáramos por ello, ¿no?
c. despreocuparse de ello
It was a serious error on her part. We can't just forget about it.Fue un error grave de su parte. No podemos simplemente despreocuparnos de ello.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. olvídalo
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Forget about it! It's not a problem, honestly.¡Olvídalo! En serio, no pasa nada.
b. no te preocupes por ello
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
I don't think anyone noticed you left early so just forget about it.No creo que nadie se diera cuenta de que te fuiste pronto así que no te preocupes por ello.
c. despreocúpate de ello
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
I'm sure Abigail didn't mean it like that. Forget about it already!Estoy segura de que Abigail no quería decir nada con eso. ¡Despreocúpate de ello ya!
3. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. olvídense de ello (plural)
Sorry we couldn't come yesterday! - Forget about it! We'll go out some other time.Sentimos no poder haber venido ayer. - ¡Olvídense de ello! Ya saldremos en otro momento.
b. no se preocupen por ello (plural)
It wasn't your fault. Forget about it!No fue su culpa. ¡No se preocupen por ello!
c. despreocúpense de ello (plural)
Forget about it! There's nothing you could do about it.¡Despreocúpense de ello! No podían haber hecho nada.
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (imperative)
a. olvídalo
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
I'm looking forward to seeing you in a clown costume. - Forget it. It's not going to happen.Tengo muchas ganas de verte en un disfraz de payaso. - Olvídalo. No va a pasar.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
2. (to not remember it)
a. olvidarlo
I made a grocery list, but I forgot it at home.Hice una lista de mandado, pero la olvidé en casa.
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