"ocurrir" can be a verb. You can see the conjugations below.

intransitive verb
1. to happen (suceder)
  • nadie sabe lo que ocurrió -> nobody knows what happened
  • ¿qué ocurre? -> what's the matter?
  • ¿qué le ocurre a Juan? -> what's up with Juan?
  • ¿te ocurre algo? -> is anything the matter?
  • lo que ocurre es que… -> the thing is…
pronomial verb
1. (venir a la cabeza)
  • no se me ocurre ninguna solución -> I can't think of a solution
  • se me ha ocurrido una idea -> I've got an idea
  • ¡ni se te ocurra! -> don't even think about it!
  • se me ocurre que… -> it occurs to me that…
  • ¡se te ocurre cada cosa! -> you do come out with some funny things!

ocurrir [o-coor-reer’]
verb neuter
1. To meet, to go to meet, to anticipate. (n)
2. To occur, to happen, to fall on the same day: applied to two feasts of different solemnities. (n)
3. To obviate, to make opposition to. (n)
4. To repair to proceed. (n)
  • Se me ocurre una idea -> (coll.) a thought strikes me
5. To occur, to be presented to the memory or attention.
  • Nunca se me había ocurrido -> it had never crossed my mind

to happen
ha ocurrido algo horrible something terrible has happened; lo que ocurrió podría haberse evitado what happened could have been avoided; por lo que pudiera ocurrir because of what might happen; ocurre que ... it (so) happens that ...; ¿qué ocurre? what's going on?; ¿qué te ocurre? what's the matter?; lo que ocurre es que ... the thing is ...
se nos ocurrió una idea buenísima we had a brilliant idea; ¿se te ocurre algo? can you think of anything?; se le ocurrió hacerlo he thought of doing it; ¡ni se te ocurra (hacerlo)! don't even think about (doing) it!; ¡se te ocurren unas cosas! you've got some right ideas!; si se le ocurre huir if he takes it into his head to escape; ¿cómo no se te ocurrió pensar que ...? didn't it cross your mind that ...?; se me ocurre que ... it occurs to me that ...; nunca se me había ocurrido it had never crossed my mind; ¿a quién se le ocurre presentarse a medianoche? who in their right mind would turn up in the middle of the night?

Verb Conjugations for "ocurrir" (go to to happen)


yo ocurro ocurrí ocurría ocurriría ocurriré
ocurres ocurriste ocurrías ocurrirías ocurrirás
él/ella/Ud. ocurre ocurrió ocurría ocurriría ocurrirá
nosotros ocurrimos ocurrimos ocurríamos ocurriríamos ocurriremos
vosotros ocurrís ocurristeis ocurríais ocurriríais ocurriréis
ellos/ellas/Uds. ocurren ocurrieron ocurrían ocurrirían ocurrirán
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