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Etymology

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Derived from Vulgar Latin *contigīre, from Latin contingere. Compare Spanish acontecer.

Verb

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acontecer (first-person singular present acontezo, first-person singular preterite acontecín, past participle acontecido)
acontecer (first-person singular present aconteço, first-person singular preterite acontecim or aconteci, past participle acontecido, reintegrationist norm)

  1. to happen
    Synonyms: ocorrer, pasar, suceder

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Portuguese

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Etymology

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Derived from Vulgar Latin *contigīre, from Latin contingere. Compare Spanish acontecer.

Pronunciation

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  • (Northeast Brazil) IPA(key): /a.kõ.teˈse(h)/
    • (without vowel harmony) IPA(key): /a.kõ.tɛˈse(h)/
  • (Rural Central Brazil) IPA(key): /ɐ.kũ.t(i)ˈse(ɹ)/
  • Hyphenation: a‧con‧te‧cer

Verb

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

  1. (impersonal, transitive) to happen; to occur; to take place
    Synonyms: (formal) advir, (somewhat formal) ocorrer, (formal) haver, suceder, (slang) rolar, (informal) ter
    Aconteceu um acidente na rodovia.There was an accident in the highway.
    Mentira! Isso nunca aconteceu!Nonsense! That never happened!
  2. (informal) to become famous or successful

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Quotations

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:acontecer.

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Further reading

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

Spanish

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Etymology

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From a- + Old Spanish contesçer, derived from Old Spanish contir, from Vulgar Latin *contigīre, from Latin contingere. Akin to Portuguese acontecer.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): (Spain) /akonteˈθeɾ/ [a.kõn̪.t̪eˈθeɾ]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /akonteˈseɾ/ [a.kõn̪.t̪eˈseɾ]
  • Audio (Venezuela):(file)
  • Rhymes: -eɾ
  • Syllabification: a‧con‧te‧cer

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acontecer (third-person only, third-person singular present acontece, third-person singular preterite aconteció, past participle acontecido)

  1. (impersonal, literary) to come to pass, to happen, to occur, to transpire, to come about, to befall
    Synonyms: ocurrir, suceder, pasar

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Noun

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acontecer m (plural aconteceres)

  1. (usually in the plural) happening; goings-on

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