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British English: /səˈprʌɪz/
American English: /sə(r)ˈpraɪz/

Translation of surprise in Italian:


  • 4 (Military, Politics) (as tactic) the element of surprise
    l'elemento o il fattore sorpresa
    to take somebody by surprise
    cogliere o prendere qualcuno di sorpresa


  • (unexpected)
    (announcement, closure, result, visit, guest)
    (party, attack, invasion)
    a sorpresa
    to pay somebody a surprise visit
    fare una sorpresa o un'improvvisata a qualcuno

transitive verb

  • 1 (astonish) he surprised everyone by winning
    la sua vittoria ha colto tutti di sorpresa o ha sorpreso tutti
    to be surprised by something
    essere sorpreso da qualcosa
    what surprises me most is…
    ciò che mi sorprende di più è…
    it surprised them that …
    li sorprese il fatto che …
    it wouldn't surprise me if
    non mi sorprenderei o non sarei sorpreso se
    it might surprise you to know that …
    potrebbe sorprenderti sapere che …
    would it surprise you to learn that he's 60? nothing surprises me any more!
    non mi stupisco più di nulla!
    you (do) surprise me! [ironic] go on, surprise me

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