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"Forget" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "olvidar", and "forgotten" is an adjective which is often translated as "olvidado". Learn more about the difference between "forget" and "forgotten" below.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to not remember)
a. olvidar
You shouldn't forget your grandmother's birthday.No deberías olvidar el cumpleaños de tu abuela.
b. olvidarse de
I forgot to bring my wallet. Can I borrow some money to buy lunch?Me olvidé de traer la cartera. ¿Me prestas para pagar el almuerzo?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to not remember)
a. olvidarse
The test was today? I forgot.¿El examen era hoy? Se me olvidó.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. olvidado
This is a place where forgotten books are kept when no one else cares about them anymore.Este es un lugar donde se guardan libros olvidados cuando ya no tienen valor para nadie.
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