French translation of 'occur'
1. (= happen)
[incident, event] se produire
[phenomenon, error] se produire
The accident occurred yesterday. L’accident s’est produit hier.
the chances of an accident occurring les chances qu’un accident se produise
Mistakes are bound to occur. Il est inévitable que des erreurs se produisent.
2. (= appear) [phrase, word] apparaître
The phrase occurs often in the Quran. L’expression apparaît souvent dans le Coran.
3. (= be present) être présent
Racism and sexism occur in all institutions. Le racisme et le sexisme sont présents dans toutes les institutions.
to occur naturally in sth être naturellement présent dans qch
Nitrates are chemicals that occur naturally in water Les nitrates sont des substances chimiques qui sont naturellement présentes dans l’eau
4. [difficulty, opportunity] se présenter
to occur to sb [idea, thought] venir à l’esprit de qn
It suddenly occurred to me that ... Il m’est soudain venu à l’esprit que ...
It never occurred to me to ask. Il ne m’est jamais venu à l’esprit de demander.
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Example Sentences Including 'occur'
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But freak weather does occur, and less often here than in some countries.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Keep an eye out for rust which is an airborne fungal disease that occurs during damp and warm periods.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
People with dark skin get these more commonly than those with fair skin and these scars can occur anywhere on the body.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Suddenly a new thought occurred to me.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
This condition can occur anywhere on the body, but is more common on the scalp.The Sun (2011)
This new technology means these can be detected in time to stop the disease occurring.The Sun (2012)
That seemed odd until the thought occurred that maybe it was a ploy.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The look they seek does not occur anywhere in nature.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The second is less common and occurs at rest and is known as unstable angina.Coping with Angina (1990)
He paused for a moment, as if a new thought had suddenly occurred to him.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Now attacks only occur at night or under cloud cover.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Repeat this for each radiator but air pockets often occur in only one or two radiators.The Sun (2010)
The crash occurred on a straight section of road.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
With the increased number of flights there is more potential for crashes to occur.The Sun (2014)
Injuries often occur because the muscles surrounding the spine are too weak to support it.BE YOUR BEST: How Anyone can become Fit, Healthy and Confident (2002)
Often the misconduct occurred in the course of a counseling relationship.Christianity Today (2000)
The disease did not occur randomly across the life cycle.American Manhood: Transformations in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era (1993)
Two incidents occurred that night that are important to record.STUART: A Life Backwards (2005)
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'occur' in Other Languages
British English: occur /əˈkɜː/ VERB
When an event occurs, it happens.
The crash occurred on a bend in the road.
- American English: occur
- Arabic: يَقَعُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: ocorrer
- Chinese: 发生
- Croatian: dogoditi se
- Czech: nastat
- Danish: optræde
- Dutch: gebeuren
- European Spanish: ocurrir
- Finnish: tapahtua
- French: se produire
- German: geschehen
- Greek: συμβαίνω
- Italian: accadere
- Japanese: 起こる
- Korean: 발생하다
- Norwegian: inntreffe
- Polish: zdarzyć się
- European Portuguese: ocorrer
- Romanian: a se întâmpla
- Russian: случаться
- Spanish: ocurrir
- Swedish: inträffa
- Thai: เกิดขึ้น
- Turkish: olmak
- Ukrainian: траплятися
- Vietnamese: xảy ra
Translation of occur from the Collins English to French Dictionary