How to say "What happened?" in Russian

To say what happened? in Russian, you can use one of the following phrases:

Что произошло́?
[chto pra-ee-zash-ló]
What happened?

Что случи́лось?
[chto slu-chée-las’]
What happened?

Произошло́ and случи́лось are the Past tense of the Russian verbs произойти́ и случи́ться which are synonyms and both mean to happen.

Let’s see how you can diversify your phrase:

Что здесь произошло́?
[chto zdyes’ pra-ee-zash-ló]
What happened here?

Что c ва́ми произошло́?
[chto s vá-mee pra-ee-zash-ló]
What happened to you? (formal or plural)

Что у вас случи́лось?
[chto u vas slu-chée-las’]
What happened to you? (formal or plural)

Что с тобо́й случи́лось?
[chto s ta-bóî slu-chée-las’]
What happened to you? (informal and singular)

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