- to surprise me sorprende que no lo sepas I'm surprised you don't know, it surprises me that you didn't know
- 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 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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The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.