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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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

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 (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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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.