Ocurrir & ocurrirse

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

  1. MarX Banned

    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 Banned

    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 Banned

    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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