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How to conjugate Ocurrir in Spanish

To occur Regular IR Verb

Introduction

Ocurrir is the Spanish verb for "to occur". It is a regular IR verb. Read on below to see how it is conjugated in the 18 major Spanish tenses!

SpanishEnglish
Infinitiveocurrirto occur
Past participleocurridooccured
Gerundocurriendooccuring
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Indicative Tenses of Ocurrir

Ocurrir in the Indicative Present

The Indicative Present of ocurrir is used to talk about situations, events or thoughts that are happening now or in the near future. It is also used to talk about facts and truths. For example, "ocurro", meaning "I occur".

In Spanish, the Indicative Present is known as "El Presente".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoocurroI occur
ocurresyou occur
Ella / Él / Ustedocurres/he occur, you (formal) occur
Nosotras / Nosotrosocurrimoswe occur
Vosotras / Vosotrosocurrísyou (plural) occur
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesocurrenthey occur, you (plural formal) occur
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Ocurrir in the Indicative Preterite

The Indicative Preterite of ocurrir is used to talk about actions completed in the past, at a specific point in time. For example, "ocurrí", meaning "I occured".

In Spanish, the Indicative Preterite is known as "El Pretérito Indefinido".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoocurríI occured
ocurristeyou occured
Ella / Él / Ustedocurriós/he occured, you (formal) occured
Nosotras / Nosotrosocurrimoswe occured
Vosotras / Vosotrosocurristeisyou (plural) occured
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesocurrieronthey occured, you (plural formal) occured
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Ocurrir in the Indicative Imperfect

The Indicative Imperfect of ocurrir is used to describe regular and repeated actions that happened in the past and descriptions of things you used to do. For example, "ocurría", meaning "I used to occur".

In Spanish, the Indicative Imperfect is known as "El Pretérito Imperfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoocurríaI used to occur
ocurríasyou used to occur
Ella / Él / Ustedocurrías/he used to occur, you (formal) used to occur
Nosotras / Nosotrosocurríamoswe used to occur
Vosotras / Vosotrosocurríaisyou (plural) used to occur
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesocurríanthey used to occur, you (plural formal) used to occur
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Ocurrir in the Indicative Present Continuous

The Indicative Present Continuous of ocurrir is used to talk about something that is happening continuosly or right now. For example, "estoy ocurriendo", meaning "I am occuring".

In Spanish, the Indicative Present Continuous is known as "El Presente Progresivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yoestoy ocurriendoI am occuring
estás ocurriendoyou are occuring
Ella / Él / Ustedestá ocurriendos/he is occuring, you (formal) are occuring
Nosotras / Nosotrosestamos ocurriendowe are occuring
Vosotras / Vosotrosestáis ocurriendoyou (plural) are occuring
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesestán ocurriendothey are occuring, you (plural formal) are occuring
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Ocurrir in the Indicative Informal Future

The Indicative Informal Future of ocurrir is used to talk about something that will happen in the future, especially in the near future. For example, "voy a ocurrir", meaning "I am going to occur".

In Spanish, the Indicative Informal Future is known as "El Futuro Próximo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yovoy a ocurrirI am going to occur
vas a ocurriryou are going to occur
Ella / Él / Ustedva a ocurrirs/he is going to occur, you (formal) are going to occur
Nosotras / Nosotrosvamos a ocurrirwe are going to occur
Vosotras / Vosotrosvais a ocurriryou (plural) are going to occur
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesvan a ocurrirthey are going to occur, you (plural formal) are going to occur
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Ocurrir in the Indicative Future

The Indicative Future of ocurrir is used to talk about something that will happen in the future. For example, "ocurriré", meaning "I will occur".

In Spanish, the Indicative Future is known as "El Futuro Simple".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoocurriréI will occur
ocurrirásyou will occur
Ella / Él / Ustedocurrirás/he will occur, you (formal) will occur
Nosotras / Nosotrosocurriremoswe will occur
Vosotras / Vosotrosocurriréisyou (plural) will occur
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesocurriránthey will occur, you (plural formal) will occur
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Ocurrir in the Indicative Conditional

The Indicative Conditional of ocurrir is used to talk about something that may happen in the future, hypothesis and probabilities. For example, "ocurriría", meaning "I would occur".

In Spanish, the Indicative Conditional is known as "El Condicional Simple".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoocurriríaI would occur
ocurriríasyou would occur
Ella / Él / Ustedocurrirías/he would occur, you (formal) would occur
Nosotras / Nosotrosocurriríamoswe would occur
Vosotras / Vosotrosocurriríaisyou (plural) would occur
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesocurriríanthey would occur, you (plural formal) would occur
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Ocurrir in the Indicative Present Perfect

The Indicative Present Perfect of ocurrir is used to describe actions that started recently (in the past) and are still happening now or things that have been done recently. For example, "he ocurrido", meaning "I have occured".

In Spanish, the Indicative Present Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Perfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohe ocurridoI have occured
has ocurridoyou have occured
Ella / Él / Ustedha ocurridos/he has occured, you (formal) have occured
Nosotras / Nosotroshemos ocurridowe have occured
Vosotras / Vosotroshabéis ocurridoyou (plural) have occured
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshan ocurridothey have occured, you (plural formal) have occured
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Ocurrir in the Indicative Past Perfect

The Indicative Past Perfect of ocurrir is used to talk about actions that happened before another action in the past. For example, "había ocurrido", meaning "I had occured".

In Spanish, the Indicative Past Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabía ocurridoI had occured
habías ocurridoyou had occured
Ella / Él / Ustedhabía ocurridos/he had occured, you (formal) had occured
Nosotras / Nosotroshabíamos ocurridowe had occured
Vosotras / Vosotroshabíais ocurridoyou (plural) had occured
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabían ocurridothey had occured, you (plural formal) had occured
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Ocurrir in the Indicative Future Perfect

The Indicative Future Perfect of ocurrir is used to talk about something that will have happened in the future after something else has already happened. For example, "habré ocurrido", meaning "I will have occured".

In Spanish, the Indicative Future Perfect is known as "El Futuro Perfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabré ocurridoI will have occured
habrás ocurridoyou will have occured
Ella / Él / Ustedhabrá ocurridos/he will have occured, you (formal) will have occured
Nosotras / Nosotroshabremos ocurridowe will have occured
Vosotras / Vosotroshabréis ocurridoyou (plural) will have occured
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrán ocurridothey will have occured, you (plural formal) will have occured
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Ocurrir in the Indicative Conditional Perfect

The Indicative Conditional Perfect of ocurrir is used to talk about something that would have happened in the future but didn’t due to another action. For example, "habría ocurrido", meaning "I would have occured".

In Spanish, the Indicative Conditional Perfect is known as "El Condicional Perfecto".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohabría ocurridoI would have occured
habrías ocurridoyou would have occured
Ella / Él / Ustedhabría ocurridos/he would have occured, you (formal) would have occured
Nosotras / Nosotroshabríamos ocurridowe would have occured
Vosotras / Vosotroshabríais ocurridoyou (plural) would have occured
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshabrían ocurridothey would have occured, you (plural formal) would have occured
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Subjunctive Tenses of Ocurrir

Ocurrir in the Subjunctive Present

The Subjunctive Present is used to talk about situations of uncertainty, or emotions such as wishes, desires and hopes. It differs from the indicative mood due to the uncertainty of the events which are being spoken about. For example, "ocurra", meaning "I occur".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Present is known as "El Presente de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoocurraI occur
ocurrasyou occur
Ella / Él / Ustedocurras/he occur, you (formal) occur
Nosotras / Nosotrosocurramoswe occur
Vosotras / Vosotrosocurráisyou (plural) occur
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesocurranthey occur, you (plural formal) occur
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Ocurrir in the Subjunctive Imperfect

The Subjunctive Imperfect is used to speak about unlikely or uncertain events in the past or to cast an opinion (emotional) about something that happened in the past. For example, "ocurriera", meaning "I occured".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Imperfect is known as "El Imperfecto Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoocurrieraI occured
ocurrierasyou occured
Ella / Él / Ustedocurrieras/he occured, you (formal) occured
Nosotras / Nosotrosocurriéramoswe occured
Vosotras / Vosotrosocurrieraisyou (plural) occured
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesocurrieranthey occured, you (plural formal) occured
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Ocurrir in the Subjunctive Future

The Subjunctive Future is used to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that may happen in the future. Note that this is very rarely used in Spanish. For example, "ocurriere", meaning "I will occur".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Future is known as "El Futuro de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
YoocurriereI will occur
ocurrieresyou will occur
Ella / Él / Ustedocurrieres/he will occur, you (formal) will occur
Nosotras / Nosotrosocurriéremoswe will occur
Vosotras / Vosotrosocurriereisyou (plural) will occur
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesocurrierenthey will occur, you (plural formal) will occur
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Ocurrir in the Subjunctive Present Perfect

The Subjunctive Present Perfect is used to describe past actions or events that are still connected to the present day and to speak about an action that will have happened by a certain time in the future. For example, "haya ocurrido", meaning "I have occured".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Present Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Perfecto de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohaya ocurridoI have occured
hayas ocurridoyou have occured
Ella / Él / Ustedhaya ocurridos/he has occured, you (formal) have occured
Nosotras / Nosotroshayamos ocurridowe have occured
Vosotras / Vosotroshayáis ocurridoyou (plural) have occured
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshayan ocurridothey have occured, you (plural formal) have occured
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Ocurrir in the Subjunctive Past Perfect

The Subjunctive Past Perfect is used to speak about hypothetical situations, and actions/events that occurred before other actions/events in the past. For example, "hubiera ocurrido", meaning "I had occured".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Past Perfect is known as "El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiera ocurridoI had occured
hubieras ocurridoyou had occured
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiera ocurridos/he had occured, you (formal) had occured
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéramos ocurridowe had occured
Vosotras / Vosotroshubierais ocurridoyou (plural) had occured
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieran ocurridothey had occured, you (plural formal) had occured
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Ocurrir in the Subjunctive Future Perfect

The Subjunctive Future Perfect is used to speak about something that will have happened if a hypothetical situations occurs in the future. Note that this is very rarely used in Spanish. For example, "hubiere ocurrido", meaning "I will have occured".

In Spanish, the Subjunctive Future Perfect is known as "El Futuro Perfecto de Subjuntivo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yohubiere ocurridoI will have occured
hubieres ocurridoyou will have occured
Ella / Él / Ustedhubiere ocurridos/he will have occured, you (formal) will have occured
Nosotras / Nosotroshubiéremos ocurridowe will have occured
Vosotras / Vosotroshubiereis ocurridoyou (plural) will have occured
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedeshubieren ocurridothey will have occured, you (plural formal) will have occured
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Imperative Tenses of Ocurrir

Ocurrir in the Imperative Affirmative

The Imperative Affirmative is used to give orders and commands, to tell someone to do something. For example, "ocurra", meaning "(to you formal) occur!".

In Spanish, the Imperative Affirmative is known as "El Imperativo Afirmativo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
ocurre(to you) occur!
Ella / Él / Ustedocurra(to you formal) occur!
Nosotras / Nosotrosocurramoslet's occur!
Vosotras / Vosotrosocurrid(to you plural) occur!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesocurran(to you plural formal) occur!
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Ocurrir in the Imperative Negative

The Imperative Negative is used to give orders and commands, telling someone not to do something. For example, "no ocurra", meaning "(to you formal) don't occur!".

In Spanish, the Imperative Negative is known as "El Imperativo Negativo".

PronounSpanishEnglish
Yo--
no ocurras(to you) don't occur!
Ella / Él / Ustedno ocurra(to you formal) don't occur!
Nosotras / Nosotrosno ocurramoslet's not occur!
Vosotras / Vosotrosno ocurráis(to you plural) don't occur!
Ellas / Ellos / Ustedesno ocurran(to you plural formal) don't occur!
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Example sentences and usage

  • ¿Cómo se te ocurrió una excusa tan buena? How did you come up with such a good excuse?
  • Sí, ocurre de tiempo en tiempo. Yes, it happens from time to time.
  • Eso ocurrió hace mucho tiempo. It happened a long time ago.
  • ¿Cómo se te ocurrió una excusa tan buena? How did you come up with such a good excuse?
  • Esto ocurrió antes de recibir tu carta. This happened prior to receiving your letter.
  • ¿Qué ocurrió con su perro? What's become of your dog?
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