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happen

Pronunciation: /ˈhap(ə)n/

Translation of happen in Arabic:

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

  • 1 (to take place) [accident] [event] حَدَثَ (stem vowel = u) (I), حَصَلَ (I) (stem vowel = u), جَرى (stem vowel = i) (I) what's happening? ماذا يَحْدُثُ؟ how/when did it happen? كيف \ مَتى حَصَلَ هذا؟ we must make sure this never happens again يَجِبُ أنْ نَتَأَكَّدَ أنّ هذا لن يَحْدُثَ مَرّةً أُخْرى a strange thing happened today حَدَثَ شَيْءٌ غَريبٌ اليَوْمَ these things happen هذه الأُمورُ تَحْدُثُ whatever happens, don't answer مَهْما حَدَثَ، لا تَرُدَّ she's the sort of person who makes things happen هي من ذلك النَوْعِ من البَشَرِ الّذي يَسْتَطيعُ أنْ يَصْنَعَ النَجاحَ
  • 2 (to chance) to happen to do sth فَعَلَ شَيْئاً صُدْفةً if you happen to see her, say hello إذا صادَفَ وَرَأَيْتَها، فَبَلِّغْها سَلامي it so happens that he's my son في الواقِعِ هو ابْني you wouldn't happen to have a screwdriver, would you? هل أَجِدُ مَعَكَ مِفَكًّا؟ as it happened, the meeting ended early في الواقِعِ انْتَهى الاجْتِماعُ مُبَكِّراً
  • 3 (to befall)to happen to sb حَدَثَ لِشَخْصٍ if anything happens to her, I shall never forgive myself إذا حَدَثَ لَها أَيُّ شَيْءٍ، فَلَنْ أُسامِحَ نَفْسي أَبَداً
  • 4 (to become of) حَدَثَ (stem vowel = u) (I) what will happen to the children? ماذا سَيَكونُ مَصيرُ الأَوْلادِ؟
  • 5 [formal/رسمي] (emphatic use) I happen to know that it's true أَعْلَمُ يَقيناً أَنَّهُ صَحيحٌ

Phrasal verbs

happen on

happen upon
happen on [sth/sb] وَجَدَ [شَيْئاً \ شَخْصاً] بِمَحْضِ الصُدْفةِ [a website] [restaurant]

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