In Spanish, we can use the verb acordar with or without a reflexive pronoun. It has a different meaning depending on how it is used.
Learn how to use the Spanish verb "acordar" in Spanish
Acordar = to agree [to do something] / to come to an agreement
When we use the verb acordar without a reflexive pronoun, it expresses an agreement with someone, i.e., to come to a conclusion after some discussion.
It is generally followed by an infinitive, but it could also be used with the preposition "con" if the person the agreement is with is mentioned.
Note that this use of acordar for agreeing is slightly formal. In a more colloquial way we'd probably use quedar en algo. For example:
Verónica y yo acordamos vernos a las tres y media. (more formal)
Verónica y yo quedamos en vernos a las tres y media. (more colloquial)
(Verónica and I agreed to meet at half past three.)
Learn how to use the Spanish verb "acordarse de algo" in Spanish
Acordarse de [algo] = to remember [something]
When acordar is used with a reflexive pronoun, it means "to remember [something].
If what the person remembers is explicit, the preposition "de" is required. Whatever is remembered can be expressed with a noun, an infinitive, or a subordinate clause (after de).
Do not omit "de" in these cases. This would be incorrect:
"Esta vez me he acordado nuestro aniversario."
See also Conjugate recordar, acordar and acordarse (o > ue) stem-changing -ar verbs in the present tense (El Presente)
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