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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (state of being forgotten)
a. oblivion
Dedicamos este monumento para que estos eventos no caigan en el olvido.We dedicate this monument so that these events do not fall into oblivion.
b. obscurity
Willie era muy famoso en los años 80, pero ahora ha caído en el olvido. Willie was very famous in the 1980s, but now he's fallen into obscurity.
2. (neglect)
a. oversight
No haberme felicitado en nuestro aniversario me parece un olvido imperdonable. Not congratulating me on our anniversary seems to me an unforgivable oversight.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de un nombre, hecho)
caer en el olvidoto fall into oblivion
2. (descuido)
a. oversight
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1 (absoluto) oblivion
caer en el olvido to fall into oblivion; echar al olvido to forget; enterrar o hundir en el olvido to cast into oblivion (literario); rescatar del olvido to rescue from oblivion
2 (estado) forgetfulness
3 (descuido) slip; oversight
ha sido por olvido it was an oversight
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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