Translation of ocurrir in English:

ocurrir

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • (en tercera persona/in third person) to happen eso ocurrió hace muchos años that happened many years ago ¿ha ocurrido algo? is anything the matter?, is something wrong? ocurre una vez cada 120 años it occurs o/or happens once every 120 years no sabemos qué ocurrió aquella noche we do not know what happened o/or took place that night lo más or lo peor que puede ocurrir es que te diga que no the worst that can happen is that he'll say no ocurra lo que ocurra whatever happens o/or come what may lo que ocurre es que no tienes paciencia the trouble is that you have no patienceocurrirle algo a algn ¿qué te ocurre? what's the matter? nunca me había ocurrido una cosa así nothing like that had ever happened to me before

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (ocurrirse)

  • (en tercera persona/in third person)ocurrírsele algo a algn dime un nombre, el primero que se te ocurra give me a name, the first one that comes into your head o/or 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/or 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]

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