Spanish Verb OLVIDAR: to forget

The Spanish verb olvidar means 'to forget' and is a regular Spanish AR verb.

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Read on, below the OLVIDAR verb table...
           to forget: olvidar
Imagine the man forgets the OLD VIDEO!
Simple Tenses olvidar
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

olvido olvidas olvida olvidamos olvidáis olvidan

olvidaba olvidabas olvidaba olvidábamos olvidabais olvidaban

olvidé olvidaste olvidó olvidamos olvidasteis olvidaron

will forget
olvidaré olvidarás olvidará olvidaremos olvidaréis olvidarán

would forget
olvidaría olvidarías olvidaría olvidaríamos olvidaríais olvidarían

may forget
olvide olvides olvide olvidemos olvidéis olviden
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

may forget
olvidara olvidaras olvidara olvidáramos olvidarais olvidaran
olvidase olvidases olvidase olvidásemos olvidaseis olvidasen
Imperative Tenses olvidar

¡olvida! ¡olvide! ¡olvidemos! ¡olvidad! ¡olviden!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't forget!
¡no olvides! ¡no olvide! ¡no olvidemos! ¡no olvidéis! ¡no olviden!
Compound Tenses olvidar - Past Participle olvidado - forgotten
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have forgotten
he olvidado has olvidado ha olvidado hemos olvidado habéis olvidado han olvidado
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had forgotten
hube olvidado hubiste olvidado hubo olvidado hubimos olvidado hubisteis olvidado hubieron olvidado
Past Perfect

had forgotten
había olvidado habías olvidado había olvidado habíamos olvidado habíais olvidado habían olvidado
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Presente perfecto

have forgotten
haya olvidado hayas olvidado haya olvidado hayamos olvidado hayáis olvidado hayan olvidado
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have forgotten
habré olvidado habrás olvidado habrá olvidado habremos olvidado habréis olvidado habrán olvidado
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have forgotten
habría olvidado habrías olvidado habría olvidado habríamos olvidado habríais olvidado habrían olvidado

may have forgotten
hubiera olvidado hubieras olvidado hubiera olvidado hubiéramos olvidado hubierais olvidado hubieran olvidado
hubiese olvidado hubieses olvidado hubiese olvidado hubiésemos olvidado hubieseis olvidado hubiesen olvidado
Progressive Tenses: Present Participle olvidando - forgetting
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am forgetting
estoy olvidando estás olvidando está olvidando estamos olvidando está olvidando están olvidando
Preterit Progressive

was forgetting
estuve olvidando estuviste olvidando estuvo olvidando estuvimos olvidando estuvisteis olvidando estuvieron olvidando
Imperfect Progressive

had been forgetting
estaba olvidando estabas olvidando estaba olvidando estábamos olvidando estabais olvidando estaban olvidando
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto

will be forgetting
estaré olvidando estarás olvidando estará olvidando estaremos olvidando estaréis olvidando estarán olvidando
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto

would've been forgetting
estaría olvidando estarías olvidando estabría olvidando estaríamos olvidando estaríais olvidando estarían olvidando
Subjunctive Progressive

may've been forgetting
que ~ olvidando que ~ olvidando que ~ olvidando que ~ olvidando que ~ olvidando que ~ olvidando
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Spanish for forget is olvidar olvidar (a/de) can also mean: to leave (behind); to leave out, omit.
olvidarse (vr): to forget.
olvidar(se) hacer algo: to forget to do something.

Spanish for forget is olvidar olvidado (pp/adj: forgotten.
olvidado de Dios: Godforsaken (lit. forgotten by God).
olvidadizo/a (adj m/f): forgetful.
Ella es muy olvidadiza: She is very forgetful.

Spanish for forget is olvidar el olvido (nm): forgetfulness, oversight; obscurity, obvlivion.
La distancia hace el olvido: Out of sight, out of mind (lit. distance makes one forgetful).
echar a alguien el olvido: To throw someone into oblivion; to forget about someone.

you informal vos replaces - you, informal, singular -
- in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and also in some countries of Central America.
Sometimes it also replaces the formal singular 'Usted'.
In regular AR verbs, the conjugations remain the same as for except for the addition of accents in the following tenses:
Presente:  vos olvidás
Imperativo:  ¡olvidá!


  • The Spanish verb for forget olvidar is an Regular AR verb.
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