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"I can't remember" is a phrase which is often translated as "no puedo recordar", and "I don't remember" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "no recuerdo". Learn more about the difference between "I can't remember" and "I don't remember" below.
I can't remember
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. no puedo recordar
I can't remember when the last time I ate pomegranate was. I must have been 20 years ago at least.No puedo recordar cuándo fue la última vez que comí granada. Tiene que haber sido al menos hace 20 años.
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (recall)
a. no recuerdo
I don't remember the plot of that movie.No recuerdo el argumento de esa película.
b. no me acuerdo
I don't remember Susana's address.No me acuerdo de la dirección de Susana.
2. (bear in mind)
a. no recuerdo
I don't remember to stay calm in crisis situations.No recuerdo mantener la calma en situaciones de crisis.
b. no me acuerdo
Whenever I'm visiting Amsterdam, I don't remember how hard it was to live there.Cualquier vez que visito Ámsterdam, no recuerdo cuán difícil era vivir allá.
3. (avoid forgetting)
a. no me acuerdo
When it rains, I don't remember to bring my umbrella to school. I feel so stupid!Cuando llueve, no me acuerdo traer mi paraguas a la escuela. ¡Me siento tan estúpida!
4. (commemorate)
a. no recuerdo
I don't remember my abusive mother fondly.No recuerdo a mi madre abusiva cariñosamente.
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
5. (to recall)
a. no recuerdo
You want me to describe my first day at school? I don't remember!¿Quieres que describa mi primer día en la escuela? ¡No recuerdo!
b. no me acuerdo
I'm sorry, but I can't give you instructions on giving medicine to the parrots. I don't remember.Lo siento, pero no te puedo dar instrucciones sobre cómo dar medicina a los pájaros. No me acuerdo.
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