Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Happening"

The meaning of "Happening" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does Where are we at with getting this happening in Japan? mean?
A: Do you mean 'Where are we getting at with this happening in Japan?'?

Then, it mean 'Please explain why this happened in Japan.'
Q: What does I couldn't imagine this happening to me
mean?
A: “I couldn’t imagine this happening to me” means that the person couldn’t think of that situation/problem occurring!

-ing is in the word “happen” because it makes it present tense!
Q: What does No derailing during happenings mean?
A: When it happed, the train did not derail.
Q: What does What’s happening today? mean?
A: It's asking "What are the events that are planned today"
Q: What does What does one happening dude mean? mean?
A: えー、意味わかんない。ちょっと変な文です... o-o

Synonyms of "Happening" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between Can you imagine this happening today? and Can you even imagine this happening today? ?
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Q: What is the difference between What happened? and What happening? ?
A: is correct. Another thing to note is that “What’s happening?” Could also be used as a informal and casual greeting similar to “What’s up?” Or “How’s it going?” :)
Q: What is the difference between happenings and events and ongoings and doings ?
A: “What is happening to this country right now?”

“Jane programmed all the events for this evening.”

“The performances will be ongoing.”

“The performers will be doing a variety of acts.”
Q: What is the difference between I remember this happening to me once as well. and I just remembered this happening to me once as well. ?
A: " I remember this happening to me once as well. " = You always remembered, you didn't forget

"I just remembered this happening to me once as well" = You forgot, but remembered just now

Good question

Translations of "Happening"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? What’s happening?
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? what happening
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? What happening?
A: what is happening?

Other questions about "Happening"

Q: 【過去にあった話】(It’s a happening I experienced. )

[a] --- I've come to pick up the bike I left, but I notice that I’ve forgotten the lock's key.

[a'] --- I've come to pick up the forgotten bike, but I notice that I’ve forgotten the lock's key.

置き忘れた自転車を取りに来て、そこで、チェーンの鍵持ってくるのを忘れてきたのに気づいた…。


( [a] or [a'] ... If I used the word "forget" twice, it would be funny as a pun; is it better than to avoid using the same word("forget") twice?
(”forget”を2回使う方が良い(面白い)のか、避けた方が良いのか…?))

(Or any other explanation is there?)
A: If you want to sound serious then you should avoid repetition, but if you want it to be more playful, then definitely you should emphasize forgetting twice. However, in order for that to have effect, you need to work the whole sentence more fluently, otherwise it just sounds awkward.

I came to pick up the bike I forgot, and realized I forgot to bring the key for its chain.

Or you can rephrase it completely like: I forgot my bike somewhere, went to pick it up, but forgot the key for its chain.
Q: It is most likely happening right now
It is most likely to happen right now

Are both correct?
Do they mean the same thing?
A: The first one means it is currently happening, the second one means it's likely to happen at any moment!
Q: I'm not sure it's just a normal happening here in New Zeanland or one of disadvantages here. Earlier this year I parked my car somewhere and during my absence someone hit my car and just ran away. There was a witness but she didn't see the car plate. Luckliy she saw the name of a company printed on the car. I reported everything to my insurance company and they emailed to opponent company. But they didn't admit and now everything is up in the air. Does this sound natural?
A: I'm not sure whether or not this is a normal occurrence here in New Zealand, however, earlier this year, in my absence, someone hit my parked car and drove away. There was a witness but she didn't see the plate number. Luckily, however, she remembered the name of the company that was printed on the car. I reported everything to my insurance company and they emailed the offending company. But, they didn't admit to it and now everything is up in the air.
Q: There is a mind-control happening in the sentence ‘‘all you need to do is,,, ’’ which directly involves the readers as their targets by including the pronoun ‘you’, building a personal relationship between the advertisement and the individual. Does this sound natural?
A: There is mind-control happening in the sentence ‘‘all you need to do is... ’’ which directly involves the reader as a target by including the pronoun ‘you’, building a personal relationship between the advertisement and the individual.

I think it's better with a singular reader and target. This stands for all readers, so it means the same.

Very good sentence! ☀️
Q: It was happenings that I visited Hikaru. Does this sound natural?
A: I think you mean "It so happened that I visited Hikaru."

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