Olvidar/olvidarse

JimC1Kwiziq community member

Olvidar/olvidarse

I'm afraid I'm finding this particular topic difficult to master.  I think my problem with olvidar/olvidarse is that they're very similar in print and I find it hard to remember the differences.  I'm wondering whether it wouldn't be better to split the topic into two parts, part 1 olvidar, Part 2 olvidarse and set two kwizzes.  Has anyone else found this topic difficult?
Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hi Jim

I understand it may be difficult to remember all the little details on how to use this verb, and I imagine it may need a bit of extra time to master it. I re-read the lesson to see if that split that you mention could be doable but I'm afraid in this case the purpose of this lesson will be lost if we do so, as the focus here is to realise that this same verbs functions in different ways and you can use two different forms of it to say the same thing, with an extra structure that gives an extra nuance.

Nevertheless, this sort of suggestion about content is very useful and it's talked through with the team. Thanks for writing to us and give us your thoughts. 

Un saludo cordial

Inma

JimC1Kwiziq community member

Thanks, Inma.  Yes, I do see the point of focusing on the different functions of the verb and perhaps the best way to work through it is to spend a bit more time on it.  Thanks for your comments.

MarcosC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

It has been a few months, but for future readers, I think the difficulty is with inverted verbs in general, which we can call "verbs like gustar".  For me this was a hard topic but once I understood it it helped with a lot of verbs.

Kwiziq has a good lesson on this here:

https://progress.lawlessspanish.com/revision/glossary/transference-problems/verbos-invertidos-en-espanol?rts=%252Fsearch%253Fs%253Dinverted%252Bverbs

Also if you search the site for "inverted verbs" you'll get a wealth of information.

JennyC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

It'd help to add an example in the lesson of "I forget X" without the accidental se. All the ones without the se are in the form "I had forgotten X", which is more useful in real life but not helpful for remembering how to answer quizes! :) 

JennyC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

It'd help to add an example in the lesson of "I forget X" without the accidental se. All the ones without the se are in the form "I had forgotten X", which is more useful in real life but not helpful for remembering how to answer quizes! :) 

JennyC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

It'd help to add an example in the lesson of "I forget X" without the accidental se. All the ones without the se are in the form "I had forgotten X", which is more useful in real life but not helpful for remembering how to answer quizes! :) 

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Olvidar/olvidarse

I'm afraid I'm finding this particular topic difficult to master.  I think my problem with olvidar/olvidarse is that they're very similar in print and I find it hard to remember the differences.  I'm wondering whether it wouldn't be better to split the topic into two parts, part 1 olvidar, Part 2 olvidarse and set two kwizzes.  Has anyone else found this topic difficult?

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