occasion

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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (time)
a. la ocasión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I still haven't found the right occasion to ask for her hand in marriage.Aún no he encontrado la ocasión adecuada para pedirle matrimonio.
b. el momento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I remember my daughter's birth as an occasion of immense happiness.Recuerdo el nacimiento de mi hija como un momento de inmensa felicidad.
2. (event)
a. el acontecimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Ana and Paco's wedding is this year's biggest occasion.La boda de Ana y Paco es el acontecimiento más grande del año.
b. la ocasión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
If you're going to the theater, that red dress is perfect for the occasion.Si vas al teatro, ese vestido rojo es perfecto para la ocasión.
3. (cause)
a. el motivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
There's no occasion for alarm; this is just a fire drill.No hay motivo para alarmarse, esto es solo un simulacro de incendio.
b. la razón
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
There's no occasion to be worried. I'm here with you.No hay razón para preocuparse. Aquí estoy contigo.
c. la ocasión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Her testimony might give occasion to retaliation.Su testimonio podría dar ocasión a represalias.
4. (opportunity)
a. la ocasión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Change your job as soon as you have the occasion.Cambia de trabajo en cuanto se te presente la ocasión.
b. la oportunidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I wish I had the occasion to travel when I was young.Ojalá hubiera tenido la oportunidad de viajar cuando era joven.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to cause)
a. ocasionar
His latest book occasioned controversy among critics and readers.Su último libro ocasionó polémica entre los críticos y los lectores.
b. causar
I occasioned an argument between my sons for getting involved in their business.Causé una pelea entre mis hijos por meterme en sus asuntos.
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occasion
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (time)
a. la ocasión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
on one occasionen una ocasión
on several occasionsen varias ocasiones
on occasionen ocasiones
2. (event)
a. el acontecimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
on the occasion of…con ocasión de…
a sense of occasionun ambiente de gala
3. (opportunity)
a. la ocasión f, oportunidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
on the first occasiona la primera oportunidad
I'd like to take this occasion to…me gustaría aprovechar esta oportunidad para…
4. (formal)
a. el motivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(cause)
to have occasion to do somethingtener motivos para hacer algo
occasion for complaintmotivo de queja
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (formal)
a. ocasionar, causar (fear, surprise)
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occasion [əˈkeɪʒən]
noun
1 (particular time) ocasión (f)
this was just such an occasion it was one of the few occasions when we fell out he laughed rather more heartily than the occasion required would you be able to care for an elderly dependent, should the occasion arise? he was not averse to sharing them with team-mates if the occasion arose someone who could rise above the fray and represent the nation when the occasion requires it he came to stay with us at Eltham, only going to Dublin as occasion required they can be kept and used as occasion requires when the occasion demanded he could be ruthless they were brought into the temple as occasion required, never setting eyes on the outside world
(on) the first occasion that it happened la primera vez que ocurrió
that was the first occasion that we had met esa fue la ocasión en que nos conocimos
this would be a good occasion to try it out esta sería una buena oportunidad or ocasión para probarlo
on occasion de vez en cuando
on occasion he has been known to drink a whole bottle of whisky
on one occasion una vez
on one occasion I mislaid the car keys on one occasion, I had to make a speech and had forgotten my notes
on other occasions otras veces
has he borrowed your car on other occasions? it was sacramentally eaten by the priest or, on other occasions, by the people in general
on previous occasions en ocasiones previas
I had met him on several previous occasions we had discussed this on previous occasions
on rare occasions rara vez
on rare occasions, Minnelli worked on two films simultaneousl when on rare occasions I killed butterflies, I stuck them away somewhere on the rare occasions that it snowed
he went back on three separate occasions volvió en tres ocasiones
on [several] a number of occasions Mr Davis has been asked on a number of occasions
on that occasion esa vez; en aquella ocasión
on that occasion, Ellie wasn't with him
on the occasion of his retirement con motivo de su jubilación
as (the) occasion requires si la ocasión lo requiere
he was waiting for a suitable occasion to apologize esperaba el momento adecuado para disculparse; esperaba una oportunidad or ocasión para disculparse
given the occasion she can be really naughty it is an occasion for the whole family to celebrate
to take (the) occasion to do sth aprovechar la oportunidad para hacer algo
he [took] (the) occasion to say ... he didn't hesitate to take the occasion to raise his voice in anger he also took the occasion to criticize rival companies
2 (event) acontecimiento (m)
it was quite an occasion fue todo un acontecimiento; what's the occasion? ¿qué se celebra?; I wasn't dressed for the occasion no estaba vestida de forma adecuada para la ocasión
taking her with me on official occasions has been a challenge it will be a unique family occasion this is an important occasion the three big occasions of the university year music written for the occasion to [mark] the occasion they have commissioned a new work
to rise or be equal to the occasion ponerse a la altura de las circunstancias
Agassi rose to the occasion and crushed Novacek in three sets the captain looked stunned, but he proved equal to the occasion - "well, make up your minds," he cried some publishers have risen to the occasion by making fiction available on computer discs [sense] of occasion the host will have a good sense of occasion and his generosity will extend to the most lavish entertainment where's your [sense] of occasion?
I keep it for special occasions lo guardo para las grandes ocasiones
3 (reason) razón (f); motivo (m)
there is no occasion for alarm there is no occasion to be alarmed no hay razón or motivo para alarmarse
there was no occasion for it
should the occasion ariseif the occasion arises si se da el caso
everyone should know how to take care of themselves should the occasion arise
to give (sb) occasion to do sth (opportunity) dar ocasión a algn de hacer algo; (reason) dar motivo a algn para hacer algo
to give (sb) occasion for sth (opportunity) dar ocasión a algn para algo; (reason) dar motivo a algn para algo
he has given me no occasion for saying so these tragedies give us occasion for critical reflection
to have occasion to do sth (opportunity) tener ocasión de hacer algo; (reason) tener motivo para hacer algo
Only two months ago he had occasion to remonstrate with another driver if I have occasion to visit your part of the world in the future I'll give you a call I have no occasion for complaint to complain
you had no occasion to say that no había necesidad de que dijeras eso; no había motivo para decir eso
if you have occasion to use it we have had occasion to deal with members of the group on a variety of charges I had occasion to reprimand him
transitive verb
ocasionar (formal); causar
losses occasioned by bad weather pérdidas ocasionadas por el mal tiempo (formal); pérdidas causadas por el mal tiempo
a vacancy occasioned by the death of a colleague it occasioned a great deal of talk and debate he argued that the release of hostages should not occasion a change in policy it will occasion no surprise that ... this occasioned a fresh outburst of tears
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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