- 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/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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The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.