acontecer

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This word is only ever conjugated in the third person.
acontecer(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to come about)
a. to take place
Estos trágicos sucesos acontecieron el 3 de octubre de 1998.These tragic events took place on October 3rd, 1998.
b. to happen
Vivimos en un mundo cambiante, en el que es difícil vislumbrar lo que va a acontecer.We live in a changing world, where it is difficult to discern what will happen.
c. to occur
El accidente aconteció cuando el vehículo patinó en el hielo.The accident occurred when the vehicle skidded on the ice.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (occurrences)
a. events
Nos gusta mantenernos informados del acontecer internacional.We like to keep up to date with international events.
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acontecer
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. to take place, to happen
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acontecer
intransitive verb
to happen; occur
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