Quick answer
Both "occurs" and "occurring" are forms of "occur", which is often translated as "ocurrir". Learn more about "occur" below.
occur(
uh
-
kuhr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to happen)
a. ocurrir
Emergencies don't occur every day.Las emergencias no ocurren todos los días.
b. suceder
Something amazing occurred today.Hoy sucedió algo increíble.
c. producirse
At that moment a change occured in social attitudes.En ese momento se produjo un cambio en las actitudes sociales.
d. tener lugar
The incident occured early in the game.El incidente tuvo lugar al principio del partido.
2. (to be found)
a. darse
This phenomenon occurs mainly in China.Este fenómeno se da principalmente en China.
b. encontrarse
This species occurs naturally in Australia.Esta especie se encuentra de forma natural en Australia.
3. (to come to mind)
a. ocurrirse
It never occurred to me to quit my job.Nunca se me ocurrió dejar el trabajo.
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