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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (unexpected thought)
a. idea
¡Menuda ocurrencia sacar el paraguas en medio de una tormenta eléctrica!What an idea to take out the umbrella in the middle of a thunderstorm!
b. bright idea
Hemos llegado tarde porque Vicente tuvo la ocurrencia de tomar un atajo.We're late because Vicente had the bright idea of taking a shortcut.
2. (wisecrack)
a. witty remark
Esto es un funeral, así que están prohibidas las ocurrencias.This is a funeral, so witty remarks are forbidden.
b. funny remark
Voy a invitar a Alberto a la fiesta, a todo el mundo le gustan sus ocurrencias.I'm going to invite Alberto to the party. Everybody likes his funny remarks.
c. witticism
El profesor castigó a Verónica por interrumpir la clase con una de sus ocurrencias.The teacher punished Veronica for disturbing the class with one of her witticisms.
3. (event)
a. case
En ocurrencia de una emergencia, llama a este teléfono.In case of an emergency, call this number.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (idea)
a. bright idea
¡vaya ocurrencia!the very idea!, what an idea!
2. (dicho gracioso)
a. witty remark
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1 (idea) idea
tuvo una ocurrencia genial he had a brilliant idea; ¡vaya ocurrencia! what a bright idea!; tuvo la ocurrencia de lavarse los zapatos en la lavadora he had the bright idea of washing his shoes in the washing machine
2 (dicho gracioso) funny remark
este niño tiene unas ocurrencias divertidísimas this child comes out with the funniest remarks
3 (acontecimiento) occurrence
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