In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(recall)(name/person/fact) acordarse de(fact/person/name) recordardon't you remember me? — ¿no te acuerdas de mí?
- I can't remember where I put it — no me acuerdo de / no recuerdo dónde lo puse
- I can't remember if / whether I locked the door — no recuerdo si cerré la puerta con llave
- I always remember faces — nunca olvido una cara
- here's a little something to remember me by — toma, un detalle para que te acuerdes de mí / para que tengas de recuerdo
- I remember him as a young man / when he was a young man — lo recuerdo de joven
- this year will be remembered as a turning point in our history — este año se recordará como un hito en nuestra historia
- he remembered me in his will — me dejó algo en su testamento
- she remembered him as (being) a shy young man — lo recordaba como un joven tímido
- it was an evening to remember — fue una noche memorable
- to remember -ing
- to remember sb/sth -ing
- she remembers leaving her watch on the table — se acuerda de / recuerda haber dejado el reloj encima de la mesa
- I remembered having read it when I was young — me acordé de / recordé que lo había leído cuando era joven
- I remember him saying something about a meeting — me acuerdo de / recuerdo que dijo algo de una reunión
- she remembers the car coming toward her — se acuerda de / recuerda cuando el coche se le vino encima
- I'm sorry, I'm having trouble remembering things today.
- When it comes to good conduct, it's worth remembering an incident that occurred in 1999.
- He had not remembered that incident so long ago; how could he?
- He, no doubt, shall be remembered with fondness by many former students.
- I suggest that you give him a new name as hearing his old name may cause him to remember the past.
- Whenever a team isn't winning, people always remember who isn't playing.
- I remember reading that myself and puzzling over how this conclusion had been drawn.
- I still remember quite vividly reading the story when I was at primary school.
- I had several teeth out this way and can still remember vividly the smell and the rubber mask.
- She even had trouble remembering some details about Luke.
- I remember watching my father get dressed for work when I was a kid.
- He remembered with fondness the beautiful Cherry trees, which are still in the gardens.
- After exposure to extreme stress, some victims report difficulties remembering things in everyday life.
- You reminded me of someone I remember vaguely from my very early childhood.
- She will be remembered with affection as a friendly, kind and reserved lady.
- I don't even remember all the things that happened on this trip.
- We must always remember all who took part in all conflicts past and present.
- I don't even remember which brain regions are being considered.
- But Richard can still remember vividly the day he questioned the idea that more choice is always better.
- If you don't believe me, ask yourself whom you remember most fondly from your childhood.
2.1(be mindful of, not forget)remember your manners — no olvides tus modales
- I'll remember you if anything comes up — te tendré presente / me acordaré de ti si surge algo
- remember where you are/who you're talking to! — ¡recuerda donde estás/con quién estás hablando!
- to remember to + inf — acordarse de + inf
- did you remember to water the plants? — ¿te acordaste de regar las plantas?
2.2(commemorate)(dead) recordarhe has asked to be remembered in our prayers — nos ha pedido que lo tengamos presente en nuestras oraciones
2.3(send regards)to remember sb to sb
- remember me to your mother — dale recuerdos / saludos a tu madre (de mi parte)
- Peter asked to be remembered — Peter te manda recuerdos / saludos
- I told everyone to remember me to their husbands.
1(recall)acordarserecordarI used to sit next to you at school, remember? — me sentaba a tu lado en la escuela ¿recuerdas / te acuerdas?
- as far as I remember — por lo que recuerdo
- for as far back as I can remember — desde que tengo memoria
- as I remember, you promised to pay me back today — me parece recordar que / que yo recuerde prometiste devolverme el dinero hoy
- if I remember correctly / right(ly) — si mal no recuerdo
- try to remember! — ¡haz memoria!
2(be mindful, not forget)no olvidarseI'll try to remember — trataré de no olvidarme / de que no se me olvide
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