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sorprender

Translation of sorprender in English:

verbo intransitivo

verbo transitivo

also: sorprenderse verbo pronominal

  • to be surprised
    se sorprendió mucho al encontrarme ahí
    he was very surprised to find me there
    ¿de qué te sorprendes?
    why are you so surprised?
    what are you so surprised about?
Example sentences
  • Se sorprendió tanto, que aceptó la cita sin querer.
  • También sorprenden los resultados obtenidos por Trotsky desde otro punto de vista.
  • No me sorprenden las actitudes políticas del matrimonio Ortega-Murillo dentro de nuestra sociedad.

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