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Ocurrir & ocurrirse

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Grammar / Gramática Español-Inglés' started by MarX, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. MarX Senior Member

    Indonesian, Indonesia
    Hi!

    After reading another thread, I wonder (1) what exactly is the difference between ocurrir and ocurrirse?

    (2) Must there always be an object between se & ocurrir?
    Like:
    Se me ocurrió

    (3) Can't you just say:
    Me ocurrió ?


    (4) How do you say:
    "What were you thinking!?", like in disbelief?
    Would "Qué te ocurrió!?" be okay? Or "Qué se te ocurrió!?" ?


    Sorry for throwing so many questions.
    The moderators may split them if they think it's necessary.

    Gracias!
     
  2. lazarus1907 Senior Member

    Lincoln, England
    Spanish, Spain
     
  3. octoplasm Senior Member

    Utopia
    Spanish/English
    Se me ocurrió -> It came up with that (idea) It occurred to me.

    (3) Can't you just say:
    Me ocurrió ? -> It happened to me

    (4) How do you say:
    "What were you thinking!?", like in disbelief? -> ¿En qué estabas pensando?
    Would "Qué te ocurrió!?" be okay? -> What happened to you?
    Or "Qué se te ocurrió!?" ? -> What did it crossed your mind? What did you come up with?
     
  4. MarX Senior Member

    Indonesian, Indonesia
    Muchas gracias! :)
     
  5. Ynez Senior Member

    Spain
    Spanish
    Yo utilizo mucho eso de "se me ha ocurrido", demasiado en estos foros cuando estoy intentando encontrar una respuesta :)

    Algo ocurre. (Ha ocurrido algo que me tiene muy preocupada)

    A alguien se le ocurre algo. (Se me ha ocurrido una idea, pero no sé si la podré llevar a cabo)
     
  6. Nereis

    Nereis New Member

    Español - España
    Se me ocurrió -> It occurred to me.

    (3) Can't you just say:
    Me ocurrió ? -> It happened to me

    (4) How do you say:
    "What were you thinking!?", like in disbelief? -> ¿En qué estabas pensando?
    Would "Qué te ocurrió!?" be okay? -> What happened to you?
    Or "Qué se te ocurrió!?" ? -> What crossed your mind? What did you came up with?
     

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