happen translate English to Spanish: Cambridge Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Translation of "happen" - English-Spanish dictionary

happen

verb   /ˈhæp·ən/
A2 If an event or situation happens, it exists or starts to be done. ocurrir Accidents can happen to anyone. We can’t let a mistake like this happen again. Did you hear what happened to Jamie?
A2 to be the result of an action, situation, or event that someone or something experiences ocurrir What happens if we miss the flight?
(Definition of happen from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

happen

verb /ˈhӕpən/
to take place or occur; to occur by chance ocurrir, pasar, acontecer What happened next? It just so happens / As it happens, I have the key in my pocket.
(usually with to) to be done to (a person, thing etc) pasarle/ocurrirle/acontecerle (a alguien/algo) She’s late – something must have happened to her.
to do or be by chance dar la casualidad; resultar que I happened to find him He happens to be my friend.
happening noun
an occurrence acontecimiento strange happenings.
happen on phrasal verb ( happen upon)
to find by chance dar con He happened upon the perfect solution to the problem just as he was about to give up his research.
(Definition of happen from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

galaxy

one of the independent groups of stars in the universe

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More