Share this entry


Translation of surprise in English:

nom féminin

  • 2 (étonnement) à ma surprise
    to my surprise
    il m'a fait la surprise de venir me voir
    he came to see me as a surprise
    prendre quelqu'un par surprise
    to take somebody by surprise
    ne pas dissimuler sa surprise
    not to hide one's surprise
    Lyon a créé la surprise (en battant Auxerre)
    Lyons produced an upset (by beating Auxerre)
    ma surprise a été de constater que …
    I was surprised to find that …
    avoir la surprise/la bonne surprise/la mauvaise surprise d'apprendre que …
    to be surprised/pleasantly surprised/unpleasantly surprised to hear that …
    nulle surprise à ce que tu sois déçu
    no wonder you are disappointed
    discours/élection/voyage sans surprise
    uneventful speech/election/trip
    l'élection a été sans surprise
    the election went as expected
    candidat sans surprise (prévu)
    expected candidate
    (morne) unexceptional
    gagner sans surprise
    to win as expected

also: (-)surprise

  • (in compounds) candidat/invité/décision/visite surprise
    surprise candidate/guest/decision/visit
    démission/voyage surprise
    unexpected resignation/trip
    hausse surprise
    shock increase
    grève surprise

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score: