- [look] sorprendido, de sorpresa a surprised Mr Smith said he had no idea why he had been chosen el señor Smith dijo sorprendido que no tenía idea de por qué lo habían elegido a élto be surprised I've never been so surprised in my life! nunca en la vida me había llevado una sorpresa así don't be surprised if he doesn't like it no te sorprenda si no le gusta I wouldn't be at all surprised if she were behind all this no me extrañaría or no me sorprendería nada que ella estuviera detrás de estoto be surprised
atsth/sb I'm surprised at John missing a meeting me extraña or me sorprende que John haya faltado a la reunión well, I'm surprised at you, Laura bueno, Laura, me sorprendes she was surprised at how easy it was le sorprendió lo fácil que era I'm surprised (that)… me sorprende or me extraña (que)… (followed by subjunctive/seguido por subjuntivo) I'm surprised (that) she accepted me sorprende or me extraña que haya aceptado they were surprised that the parcel had arrived so quickly se sorprendieron de que el paquete hubiera llegado tan rápidoto be surprised to + infinitive/infinitivoI was very surprised to hear of your engagement me sorprendió mucho enterarme de tu compromiso
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.