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unexpected

adjective  /ˌʌn·ɪkˈspek·tɪd/ us  
not expected; surprising: What an unexpected treat to meet you here!
Translations of “unexpected”
in Korean 예기치 않은…
in Arabic غَيْر مُتَوَقَّع…
in French inattendu…
in Turkish beklenmedik, umulmadık, âni…
in Italian inatteso, inaspettato, imprevisto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 出乎意料的,想不到的…
in Russian неожиданный…
in Polish niespodziewany…
in Spanish inesperado…
in Portuguese inesperado…
in German unerwartet…
in Catalan inesperat…
in Japanese 思いがけない…
in Chinese (Simplified) 出乎意料的,想不到的…
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