Quick answer
"Forget" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "olvidar", and "remember" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "recordar". Learn more about the difference between "forget" and "remember" below.
forget(
fuhr
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giht
)
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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remember(
rih
-
mehm
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buhr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to recall)
a. recordar
Do you remember the first time you traveled abroad?¿Recuerdas la primera vez que viajaste al extranjero?
b. acordarse de
I can't remember when my cousin's birthday is.No me acuerdo de la fecha del cumpleaños de mi primo.
2. (to bear in mind)
a. recordar
Remember, you can't base your idea of happiness on other people's opinions.Recuerda que no puedes basar tu idea de la felicidad en las opiniones de los demás.
b. acordarse de
Remember that the apartment rent is due tomorrow.Acuérdate de que el alquiler del apartamento se tiene que pagar mañana.
3. (to not forget)
a. acordarse de
Good thing I remembered to bring my snow boots.Menos mal que me acordé de traer las botas para la nieve.
4. (to commemorate)
a. recordar
A hundred people gathered to remember all those who died in conflict.Un centenar de personas se reunió para recordar a los caídos en conflictos.
5. (to send regards)
a. dar recuerdos
Please remember me to your sister when you see her next.Por favor, dale recuerdos a tu hermana de mi parte la próxima vez que la veas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to recall)
a. recordar
I used to know the capital of Montana, but now I don't remember.Antes sabía la capital de Montana, pero ahora no la recuerdo.
b. acordarse
This is where we had our first date, remember?Aquí fue donde salimos juntos por primera vez, ¿te acuerdas?
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