how to pronounce happened


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the above transcription of happened is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

happened is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of happened in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… what you just said happened and I'm just …”

meanings of happened


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of happen.

happened frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word happened occurs in english on average 175.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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