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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “happen”

happen

verb [I] (HAVE EXISTENCE)
存在
    /ˈhæp.ən/
(of a situation or an event) to have existence or come into existence
发生
No one knows exactly what happened but several people have been hurt.
没人确切了解发生了什么事,只知道有数人受伤。
Anything could happen in the next half hour.
接下来的半小时内什么事都可能会发生。
A funny thing happened in the office today.
今天,办公室里发生了一件有趣的事。
I don't like to think what might have happened if he'd been driving any faster.
我不愿意去想假如他再开快些会怎么样。
Occurring and happening
happen to sb If something happens to someone or something, it has an effect on them and changes them in some way
发生在(某人)身上;作用于…
I don't know what I'd do if anything happened to him (= if he was hurt, became ill, or died).
我不知道一旦他出了事我该怎么办。
What happened to your jacket? There's a big rip in the sleeve.
你的夹克怎么了?袖子上撕了一条大口子。
What's happened to my pen (= Where is it)? I put it down there a few moments ago.
我的钢笔哪儿去了?我刚刚把它放在那儿。
Occurring and happening
(Definition of happen verb (HAVE EXISTENCE) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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