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happen viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (occur)pasar, ocurrir viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa").
   (formal)acontecer, suceder viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa").
 A lot of things have happened since last year.
 Un montón de cosas han ocurrido (or: pasado) desde el año pasado.
 Un montón de cosas han acontecido desde el año pasado.
happen viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (befall)suceder viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa").
 I didn't work hard for it, it just happened!
 No trabajé duro por eso ¡sólo sucedió!
happen (to [sb]/[sth]) viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (become of)pasar con vi + prep
  ser de vi + prep
 What happened to that book I lent you?
 ¿Qué pasó con ese libro que te presté?
 ¿Qué fue de ese libro que te presté?
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about to happen adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (imminent)a punto de ocurrir loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar").
 You want me to give you money? That's not about to happen.
 ¿Quieres que te dé dinero? Pues eso no es algo que esté a punto de ocurrir.
  inminente adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta").
  que vaya a suceder en breve loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
 ¿Quieres que te dé dinero? No es algo inminente.
 * Eso no es algo que vaya a suceder en breve.
happen by vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (chance upon, come across)dar con viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa").
 Whilst in town, I happened by a photographic store and bought myself a new digicam.
 Iba caminando perdido por la calle y justo di con la parada del colectivo que me lleva a mi casa.
happen by chance v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be lucky or coincidental)suceder por casualidad viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa").
 We weren't trying to get pregnant; it happened by chance.
 Te juro que no programé encontrármelo a la salida del cine; sucedió por casualidad.
  suceder al azar loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
 Hay cosas que suceden al azar.
happen on vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (find or encounter by chance)encontrarse (con) v prnl + prep
happen to vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (chance to)por casualidad loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa").
 Did you happen to see my keys?
 ¿Has visto mis llaves por casualidad?
happen upon [sth]/[sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (find, encounter)toparse con v prnl + prep
make it happen v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (turn into reality)hacer (algo) realidad loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
 I had the original idea, but you made it happen.
 A mí se me ocurrió la idea, pero tú la hiciste realidad.
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