Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Tuesday January 4, 2011
You often use olvidar in the reflexive form, particularly to talk about accidental forgetting. You use de after it.
Me olvidé de decírtelo.
I forgot to tell you.
Nunca se olvida de mi cumpleaños.
He never forgets my birthday.
You can also use olvidarse with an indirect object - me, te, le, etc - as in the next examples. The verb agrees with the thing you forget or which slips your mind.
Se me olvida la fecha.
I don’t remember the date OR I can’t think of the date.
Con tantos nombres, se me olvidaron algunos.
What with so many names, some have slipped my mind.
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