acontecer

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Galician[edit]

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acontecer

  1. to happen

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese acontecer, from a- + contecer, from Vulgar Latin contingesco, inchoative of Latin contingere(to touch; to arrive at).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ɐ.ˌkõ.tɨ.ˈseɾ/, [ɐ.ˌkõ.tɯ̽.ˈseɾ]
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /a.ˌkõ.te.ˈse(ʁ)/, [a.ˌkõ.te.ˈse(χ)], [a.ˌkõ.te.ˈse(ɾ)]
  • Hyphenation: a‧con‧te‧cer

Verb[edit]

acontecer (first-person singular present indicative aconteço, past participle acontecido)

  1. (impersonal, transitive) to happen; to occur; to take place
    Aconteceu um acidente na rodovia.
    There was an accident in the highway.
    Mentira! Isso nunca aconteceu!
    Nonsense! This never happened!
  2. (informal) to become famous or successful

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:acontecer.

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  • acontecer in Dicionário Aberto based on Novo Diccionário da Língua Portuguesa de Cândido de Figueiredo, 1913

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin contingere.

Verb[edit]

acontecer (first-person singular present acontezco, first-person singular preterite acontecí, past participle acontecido)

  1. to happen, occur, come about

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  • Rule: c becomes a zc before a or o.

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