There are 2 translations of surprise in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /səˈpraɪz/


  • 1.1 u (astonishment) sorpresa (f) imagine my surprise when I opened the parcel imagínate la sorpresa que me llevé cuando abrí el paquete a look of surprise una mirada sorprendida or de sorpresa oh!, he said, in some surprise ¡oh! —dijo, algo sorprendido to my surprise para mi sorpresa 1.2 c (thing, event) sorpresa (f) what a surprise to see you here! ¡qué sorpresa verte por aquí! the result was o came as something of a surprise el resultado fue en cierto modo una sorpresa it's no surprise to me that she won no me sorprende que haya ganado to give sb a surprise darle* una sorpresa a algn there's a surprise in store for you ya verás la que te espera he rang to say he'd be late — surprise, surprise! [iro] llamó para decir que iba a llegar tarde — ¡qué sorpresa! [irónico/ironical] (before n) [gift/packet] sorpresa (adj inv) after their surprise defeat in Wednesday's game … después de la inesperada derrota del miércoles pasado … a surprise party una fiesta sorpresa 1.3 u (catching sb unprepared) to take sb by surprise sorprender a algn, pillar or agarrar or (esp Esp) coger* a algn desprevenido (before n) [visit/attack] sorpresa (adj inv)

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There are 2 translations of surprise in Spanish:



  • 1.1 (astonish) [person] sorprender it would not surprise me to learn that he was a divorcé no me sorprendería que fuera divorciado I was surprised by his vehemence su vehemencia me sorprendió
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    • On the train I ask the chatty parent whether he was surprised at the appointment of a woman.
    • He was surprised at the feelings Kate had provoked in him since he'd met her the previous day.
    • The researchers were pleasantly surprised to find 56 more gorillas.
    1.2 (catch unawares) [enemy/guard] sorprender, pillar or agarrar or (esp Esp) coger* desprevenido
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    • When they got in they could then surprise the occupants, catching them off guard easily.
    • Information that is not tracked could later surprise the Army on the battlefield.
    • To be able to surprise the U.S. military, they will try to learn more about it than the military knows about itself.

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