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a quién se le ocurre exp.
who would think
when isolated could mean : strange, isn't it, not easy to imagine

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
who in their right mind would turn up in the middle of the night?
exp.
who did you give it to?
exp.
if he takes it into his head to escape
exp.
who's eaten my cheese?
exp.
who does that minister think he is?
exp.
he might think to phone
[Latam] Cono Sur
exp.
I don't know who to palm these encyclopaedias off on
exp.
he is the one who deals with these things
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'a quién se le ocurre' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
exp.
quería llevarse diez, ¡a quién se le ocurre!
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quién

  
      pron  
1      (interrogativo, como sujeto)    who  ,   (como complemento)    whom
no sé quién lo dijo primero      I don't know who said it first  
¿quién es esa chica?      who's that girl?  
--te han llamado --¿quién era?      "somebody phoned you" -- "who was it?"  
¿a quién se lo diste?      who did you give it to?  
¿a quién le toca?      whose turn is it?  
¿con quién estabas anoche?      who were you with last night?  
¿de quién es la bufanda esa?      whose scarf is that?  
¿quién de ustedes lo reconoce?      which of you recognizes it?  
2      (exclamativo)    ¡quién sabe!      who knows!  
¡quién pudiese!      if only I could!  
¡quién lo hubiera dicho!      who would have thought it!  


quien         pron rel  
1      (con antecedente)   
1.1      (como sujeto)    who  
hablé con mi abogado, quien me dio la razón      I spoke to my solicitor, who said I was right  
él es quien se ocupa de estos asuntos      he is the one who deals with these things  
el Ayuntamiento será quien se haga cargo de eso      it'll be the Council that take care of that  
1.2      (como complemento)    who, whom frm     
su profesor, a quien está dedicado el libro, siempre lo apoyó      his teacher, who the book is dedicated to, always supported him, his teacher, to whom the book is dedicated, always supported him frm     
el pintor a quien describe en su libro      the painter he describes in his book, the painter whom he describes in his book frm     
la señorita con quien hablaba      the young lady I was talking to, the young lady to whom I was talking frm     
2      (como indefinido)   
2.1       + subjun  
un libro muy interesante para quien sepa poco del tema      a very interesting book for anyone who knows little about the subject  
quienes no estén de acuerdo que se vayan      anyone who doesn't agree can leave  
pregúntale a quien quieras      ask anyone o whoever you like  
"a quien corresponda"      "to whom it may concern"  
2.2       + indic  
quien más se quejaba era él      the person who complained most was him, he was the one that o who complained the most  
yo hablo con quien quiero      I'll speak to who I like  
la tierra es para quien la trabaja      the land belongs to he who works it  
lo dijo como quien anuncia una gran noticia      he said it like someone announcing some really important news  
hay quien no piensa lo mismo      there are some o those who do not think the same  
no hay quien lo aguante      no one can stand him  
¡no hay quien te entienda!      there's no understanding you!  
2.3    MODISMOS quien más, quien menos        
quien más, quien menos tiene un amigo que ha estudiado en el extranjero      most of us have a friend who has studied abroad  
quien más, quien menos, todos hemos tenido miedo a la oscuridad de pequeños      all of us, to some extent, have been afraid of the dark as children  
MODISMOS como quien dice      so to speak  
nací en Navarra, a un paso, como quien dice, de Francia      I was born in Navarre, just a stone's throw from France, so to speak  
MODISMOS como quien no quiere la cosa        
se acercó, como quien no quiere la cosa, a enterarse de lo que decíamos      he casually moved closer to us to find out what we were saying  
era capaz de beberse una botella de vino, como quien no quiere la cosa      he was quite capable of drinking a whole bottle of wine, just like that o as if it were nothing  
MODISMOS como quien oye llover        
estuve una hora intentando convencerlo, y él, como quien oye llover      I spent an hour trying to persuade him but it was like water off a duck's back  
MODISMOS no ser quien        
él no es quién para decirme lo que tengo que hacer      it's not for him to tell me what to do  
tú no eres quien para decirme si tengo que llegar a casa antes de las diez      it's not for you to tell me whether I should come home before ten  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
See also:

quien, quiteño, quince, quina

"a quién se le ocurre": examples and translations in context
¿Pero a quién se le ocurre poner estas puertas? But who would think to put these doors?
Vea usted, ¿a quién se le ocurre meter unos papeles en blanco dentro de una lanza? I ask you, who would think to put blank papers inside a spear?
¿A quién se le ocurre descongelar 3.000 kilos de merluza, para nada? What were you thinking to unfreeze 3,000 kilos of hake, for nothing?
¿A quién se le ocurre dejar el auto justo en medio? What's the idea of leaving your car right here in the middle?
¿A quién se le ocurre usar un camisón en el que entran dos personas? What's the idea of wearing a nightshirt big enough for people to walk around in?
¿A quién se le ocurre salir sin abrigo? Who would think to go out without a coat?
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