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Spanish translation of “surprise”

surprise

noun /səˈpraiz/
(the feeling caused by) something sudden or unexpected His statement caused some surprise Your letter was a pleasant surprise There were some nasty surprises waiting for her when she returned He stared at her in surprise To my surprise the door was unlocked (also adjective) He paid them a surprise visit. surprised adjective showing or feeling surprise his surprised face I’m surprised (that) he’s not here You behaved badly – I’m surprised at you! I wouldn’t be surprised if he won. surprising adjective likely to cause surprise surprising news It is not surprising that he resigned. surprisingly adverb
para (mi/tu/su…) sorpresa, sorprendentemente
Surprisingly, he did win.
take by surprise to catch unawares The news took me by surprise. to capture (a fort etc) by a sudden, unexpected attack.
(Definition of surprise from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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