In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verbforgotten, forgot, forgetting
1.1(fail to remember)(name/fact/person) olvidarse de(person/name/fact) olvidarI hope I haven't forgotten anything — espero no haberme olvidado de nada / no haber olvidado nada / que no se me haya olvidado nada
- I've forgotten what you said — me he olvidado de lo que dijiste
- I was forgetting (that) you don't speak German — se me olvidaba que / me olvidaba de que no hablas alemán
- it was a day never to be forgotten / a never-to-be-forgotten day — fue un día inolvidable
- I never forget a face — soy buen fisonomista
- I forget his name — no recuerdo cómo se llama
- we mustn't forget those less fortunate than ourselves — no debemos olvidar a / olvidarnos de quienes tienen menos que nosotros
- she forgot me in her will — se olvidó de mí en su testamento
- she never lets you forget (that) her son is a professor — está siempre recordándote que su hijo es catedrático
- to forget to + inf
- don't forget to phone/write — que no se te olvide llamar/escribir
- surely you didn't forget to send her a card! — ¡no te habrás olvidado de / no se te habrá olvidado mandarle una postal!
- Either buy the girl her superstructure out of the goodness of your heart or forget about it.
- When push comes to shove, you just forget about it - it's just not worth the heartache.
- Now I can forget about it until early April, when the actual paper itself is due.
- Ask me again in two weeks - I'll either have forgotten it completely, or it will behaunting me.
- As we listen to his wonderful gab, we should remember what he sometimes forgot or failed to say.
- Mary has 18 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren and she says she has an awful lot of birthdays to remember but she never forgets any of them.
- If you get to 30 and you're single, forget about it, you're one of life's singles.
- That's where dishes you can pop in the oven and forget about come in.
- A person either remembers these voices or forgets them.
- I've now remembered that I've forgotten something else, but I can live without it.
- Then you might as well forget about walking to the traffic lights and just jaywalk in the middle of the street.
- I am crossing fingers that I won't completely forget everything when it goes live!
- Often blood was drawn but without malice, just an accident, like an actor forgetting his lines because he's trying too hard to remember.
- I was in one of my dancing moods and completely forgot his distaste for mustard.
- I recently picked the thing up again and surprised myself by remembering most of the chords, but completely forgetting their names.
- It smelled delicious and made us forget the preceding conversation completely.
- That crisis of civilizational morale, in turn, helps explain why European man is deliberately forgetting his history.
- I know there are the people who will say just forget about it, it's not worth it.
- Some might hide and forget about it, there are some who might even run from it and try to make a new life, forgetting the past like it never existed.
- I'm sure, in retrospect, that it was a case of remembering the hits and forgetting the misses.
- Most of the time this meant that she forgot my name and remembered to give her manicurist a lovely tip.
- Add the rice and two cups of water, cover the pot, and turn the heat down low enough for you to forget about it for a while.
- No one who lived through that period can have forgotten it or failed to carry its images in their mind.
- If the Democrats preselect this dud, they can forget about trying to regain credibility.
- Soon he forgets the article and remembers only Dominique; he gathers sketches so he can go into the office where she is, but thinks better of it.
- We should forget about the Government, forget about the doctor and think about the patient.
- Not being pressed to come up with arguments or evidence to support them, one forgets the arguments and fails to obtain the evidence.
- Neither are unreliable to the point of forgetting an appointment completely.
- He blocks shots with abandon - completely forgetting the scary incident a few years back when a puck hit him in the chest, musing him to collapse.
- The view out the front through the large windscreen is good, but forget about seeing the bonnet.
- He advised people with dogs to forget about exercise in the excessive heat and to make sure there was plenty of shade and cool water.
- They're not kidding themselves about their age, but ice hockey lets them forget about it for a couple of hours each week.
- Now in its eighth year, World Book Day encourages children to forget about technology and to get back to basics.
- The players and management can go home and forget about it, we have to live with the trauma of possible relegation every day.
- I found myself mixing up my lines, or forgetting them completely.
- Anyone in his position would have wanted to completely forget about his escape from the long arm of the law.
- The story is an allegory of the Cultural Revolution, and deals with remembering and forgetting the traumatic events of the Maoist era.
- By the time you go back in the afternoon some of these people have completely forgotten the cameras are there.
- A couple of great events are coming up in the next two months to help us forget about all the snow earlier this week.
- And on the other hand I don't want him to call me, because it would be so much easier to forget about him that way.
1.2(put out of one's mind)(disappointment/person/differences) olvidar(disappointment/differences/person) olvidarse deif my wife asks you, forget I was here — si mi mujer te pregunta, tú no me has visto
- forget who told you this, but … — yo no te he dicho nada ¿eh?, pero …
1.3forgotten past participle(land/masterpiece/tribe) olvidado
2(leave by mistake)olvidarse deolvidarI forgot my passport — olvidé / se me olvidó el pasaporte
- Ross may simply have forgotten to mention this, but it is the fact that there is no legal penalty that beggars belief.
- I think I forgot to mention that Saturday my family was supposed to have a little gathering around a barbecue pit.
- It looks to me like someone on his staff forgot to bring the right suitcase.
- John, you also forgot to mention their dastardly plans to bomb women and children in yet more state sponsored terror.
- She almost forgot to bring her cell phone at the top of the kitchen counter but luckily she remembered it.
- I forgot to mention earlier that my amazement at the proliferation of wireless networks continues.
- In the tumult of today, I forgot to mention my lovely night out yesterday.
- I forgot to mention on Wednesday that I'd harvested my first sprouting broccoli.
- But he forgot to mention the shadow which is naturally cast by any object standing in the light, whether or not it is visible to our eyes.
- I forgot to mention when talking about Oscar that he had his 15 minutes of fame.
- Pulling the shower curtains away I realized I had forgot to bring in my clothes.
- They ran to the trunk and popped it open, to find 2 other bags that they forgot to bring in.
- This works particularly well if your humans have forgotten to bring a plastic bag.
- Somehow they forgot to mention that we share nearly as high a percentage of genes with chimpanzees.
- I forgot to mention that LAX is the craziest airport that I have ever visited.
- I forgot to mention that Joy is one of the best blog writers I've come across.
- This is something that they forgot to mention right at the start, in the opening meeting.
- I forgot to bring my bathing suit, so I had to wear a pair of Dylan's shorts, and I wore my top.
- Amidst my ranting I forgot to mention why I posted the previous blog.
- Oh yeah I forgot to mention that I got my University acceptance, final and complete, in the mail today.
- He's not tried to be dishonest, he has just forgotten to mention one thing.
- It's also very possible that sometimes Max forgot to bring the records home and they got tossed out.
- I forgot to mention something which happened a couple of days ago.
- I forgot to mention a conversation I had with Adam while we were watching the Opening Ceremony.
- One nice thing I forgot to mention was the bottle of champagne I won in the raffle.
- I forgot to mention the corporatization and control of the music industry and radio.
- I had just started preparing the hot tube for a bath when I saw I had forgot to bring my toothpaste.
- Actually, the drummer was intending to record it and forgot to bring his tape machine.
- Kane apparently forgot to mention that he too had been drinking.
intransitive verbforgotten, forgot, forgetting
1where does she live? — I forget — ¿dónde vive? — no me acuerdo / se me ha olvidado
- to forget about sth — olvidarse / no acordarse de algo
- you'd forgotten about the meeting, hadn't you? — te habías olvidado / no te habías acordado de la reunión ¿no?
- I'd forget about it if I were you — yo que tú lo olvidaría / me olvidaría de ello
reflexive verbforgotten, forgot, forgetting
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