How do I say I had to remember in Spanish

How do I say, “I had to remember,” in Spanish?

As is always the case with the past tense in Spanish, it depends on the context.
Regardless, using the construction of tener + que + recordar, I have two ways:
These seem very similar and nitpicky on the context, but using the first example is implying that you definitely remembered and the second is just saying you had to remember (in general).
We’ve all been in situations where we’ve had to remember something, but did not.
Those situations are where the first would be incorrect.

These are all of the possible translations:

Updated: 26.06.2019 — 4:36 pm

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