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Hi Guys,

I just wanna know, how would you reproduce the phrase "he happends to me" in the other way......I come across to this phrase in a lot of movies and I have never known, what does it exactly mean.....What kind of contexts, can this phrase have?...thx a lot.

for example:

Are you kidding me? He happens to me one fo the most, if not THE most, talented song-writers of his generation. You made yourself a fool just now.

JCD
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I think the phrase that you are hearing is 'happens to be', which means 'is by chance' or 'is in fact'.
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Mister MicawberI think the phrase that you are hearing is 'happens to be', which means 'is by chance' or 'is in fact'.

It was definately happens to <someone> ....I checked the freedictionary for this phrase and I didn't find nothing...:-(. Can this be reproduced like "he occurs to me" or "he calls me" ???

thank you again.
In the example you gave it would definitely be "he happens to be one of the most talented songwriters....." Except in a very unusual, metaphorical sense we would never say "he happens to me" or "he occurs to me." Unless you can give some other examples, I believe Mr. M. is right -- you just heard it wrong.
KhoffIn the example you gave it would definitely be "he happens to be one of the most talented songwriters....." Except in a very unusual, metaphorical sense we would never say "he happens to me" or "he occurs to me." Unless you can give some other examples, I believe Mr. M. is right -- you just heard it wrong.
I checked again the internet for this phrase and I found some other examples. But it seems, that this is definately some kind of typo or an unusual type of the slang...I don't know. I dug out this....

- Hello – If you’ve been following the blog (no chance I know!) you will have an indication of Christopher, he happens to me by boss right now.

(in this example you can definately replace "me" by "be"

- I am worried that if i describe him somebody will steal him before he happens to me. (said a woman about an man)

(in this example, i'm not sure)

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Hello – If you’ve been following the blog (no chance I know!) you will have an indication of Christopher, he happens to me by boss right now.
(in this example you can definately replace "me" by "be")

The words "me by" seem to be a simple typo. I'm sure "be my" was intended.

I am worried that if i describe him somebody will steal him before he happens to me.

This is actually an example of the "unusual, metaphorical sense" I was thinking of in my earlier post. The woman is hoping that the man will "happen to her" -- in other words, that an encounter or relationship with the man will befall her. She is thinking of him as some sort of impersonal force that might "happen to her" the way an accident could "happen to her."

Note that in this sense, "happens to me" is not followed by another noun, as in the construction "he happens to be my boss."