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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Word of the day caudillo
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leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.

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 caudillo
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leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.