happen to meet

happen to meet(
hah
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pihn
 
tu
 
mit
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to meet by chance)
a. conocer por casualidad
I happened to meet a friend of yours the other day.El otro día conocí a un amigo tuyo por casualidad.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
2. (to run into)
a. toparse
I don't go out of my way to talk to my ex, but if we happen to meet, we're friendly.No me desvivo por hablar con mi ex, pero si nos topamos, tenemos buen trato.
b. coincidir
If Franco and I happen to meet at conferences from time to time, fine, but I don't want to work with him anymore.Si Franco y yo coincidimos en congresos de vez en cuando, bien, pero ya no quiero trabajar con él.
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