Translation of sorprender in English:
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1.1 (coger desprevenido) to surprise, catch … unawares, take … by surprise entramos por detrás y los sorprendimos we went in the back and surprised them o caught them unawares o took them by surprise fueron sorprendidos cuando intentaban forzar la caja fuerte they were caught o/or surprised trying to break open the safe nos sorprendió la lluvia we got caught in the rain 1.2 [mensaje] to intercept; [conversación] to overhear
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