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Pronunciation: /səˈpraɪz/

Translation of surprise in German:


  • 1 Überraschung, die take sb by surprise jmdn. überrumpeln to my great surprise, much to my surprise zu meiner großen Überraschung it came as a surprise to us es war für uns eine Überraschung
  • 2attrib. überraschend, unerwartet [Besuch] a surprise attack ein Überraschungsangriff


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