There are 2 translations of surprise in Spanish:

surprise1

Pronunciation: /səˈpraɪz/

n

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (astonishment) sorpresa (feminine) 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 countable/numerable (thing, event) sorpresa (feminine) 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! [ironic/irónico] llamó para decir que iba a llegar tarde — ¡qué sorpresa! [ironic/irónico] (before noun/delante del nombre) [gift/packet] sorpresa (invariable adjective/adjetivo invariable) after their surprise defeat in Wednesday's game … después de la inesperada derrota del miércoles pasado … a surprise party una fiesta sorpresa 1.3 uncountable/no numerable (catching sb unprepared) to take sb by surprise sorprender a algn, pillar or agarrar or (especially Spain/especialmente España) coger* a algn desprevenido (before noun/delante del nombre) [visit/attack] sorpresa (invariable adjective/adjetivo invariable)

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There are 2 translations of surprise in Spanish:

surprise2

vt

  • 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 (especially Spain/especialmente España) coger* desprevenido
    More example sentences
    • 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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Word of the day pegado
adj
su casa está pegada a la mía = her house is right next to mine …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain, a privately owned school that receives no government funds is called a colegio privado. Parents pay monthly fees. Colegios privados cover all stages of primary and secondary education.