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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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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (event)
a. suceder, ocurrir
2. (opportunity)
a. darse, surgir
his name occurs several times in the reportsu nombre aparece varias veces en el informe or
3. (idea)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
when did the idea occur to you?¿cuándo se te ocurrió esa idea?
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occur [əˈkɜːʳ]
intransitive verb
1 (happen) ocurrir; suceder
to occur again volver a suceder; repetirse; don't let it (ever) occur again que no se vuelva a repetir (nunca); if a vacancy occurs si se produce una vacante; if the opportunity occurs si se presenta la oportunidad
2 (be found) darse; encontrarse
the plant occurs all over Spain la planta se da en todas partes en España
3 (come to mind)
to occur to sb ocurrírsele a algn; it occurs to me that ... se me ocurre que ...; it occurred to me to ask him se me ocurrió preguntárselo; such an idea would never have occurred to her semejante idea jamás se le hubiera ocurrido or pasado por la mente
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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