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ocurrir

Translation of ocurrir in English:

verbo intransitivo

also: ocurrirse verbo pronominal

  • (en tercera persona) ocurrírsele algo a alguiendime un nombre, el primero que se te ocurra
    give me a name, the first one that comes into your head o that you think of
    se me ha ocurrido una idea brillante
    I've had a brilliant idea
    no se les ocurría nada que regalarle
    they couldn't think of anything to give her
    no se me ocurre qué puede ser
    I can't think o I've no idea what it can be
    ¿a quién se le ocurre dejarlo solo?
    who in their right mind would leave him on his own?
    ¿cómo se te ocurrió decirle semejante disparate?
    whatever made you say such a stupid thing?
    se me ocurrió que quizás fuera mejor ir a pie
    it occurred to me that it might be better to walk
    [formal]
Example sentences
  • Puede ocurrir antes de hablar en público o de una primera cita.
  • Así ocurre en otras experiencias de la región.
  • Lo que no ocurre en años, puede ocurrir en un segundo o minuto, reza un viejo adagio.

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