- 1 (sorprender) (+ me/te/le etc) to surprise no me extraña it doesn't surprise me, I'm not surprised me extraña que no haya escrito I'm surprised she hasn't written ya me extrañaba a mí que no te lo hubiera contado I thought it was strange that he hadn't told you no es de extrañar que te responda así it's hardly surprising that he should respond like that, it's no wonder he responded like that
extrañarse v pron
dealgo to be surprised atsth se extrañó de su negativa a asistir a la reunión she was surprised at his refusal to attend the meeting, she found his refusal to attend the meeting surprising yo no me extraño de nada de lo que sucede allí nothing that goes on there surprises meextrañarse de que+ subjuntivo/subjunctivese extrañó de que no le hubiera avisado he was surprised that she hadn't told him
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The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments.