There are 2 translations of surprise in Spanish:

surprise1

Pronunciation: /səˈpraɪz/

n

  • 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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The people who lived between the rivers Amazon and Plate, and their language were the guaraní. The Guarani language is an official language in Paraguay. It is also spoken in parts of Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. The Jesuit missionaries in Paraguay wrote Guarani dictionaries and grammars, hymns and catechisms. Guarani acquired a symbolic status in Paraguay during the Chaco War with Bolivia, 1932-35. Today many Paraguayans with hardly any indigenous blood speak Guarani better than Spanish.

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 1.2 (catch unawares) [enemy/guard] sorprender, pillar or agarrar or (esp Esp) coger* desprevenido

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Word of the day hache
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llámale hache = call it what you like or what you will …
Cultural fact of the day

The people who lived between the rivers Amazon and Plate, and their language were the guaraní. The Guarani language is an official language in Paraguay. It is also spoken in parts of Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. The Jesuit missionaries in Paraguay wrote Guarani dictionaries and grammars, hymns and catechisms. Guarani acquired a symbolic status in Paraguay during the Chaco War with Bolivia, 1932-35. Today many Paraguayans with hardly any indigenous blood speak Guarani better than Spanish.