Translation of sorprender in English:
- 1.1 (coger desprevenido)entramos por detrás y los sorprendimoscatch … unawarestake … by surprisefueron sorprendidos cuando intentaban forzar la caja fuertewe went in the back and surprised them o caught them unawares o took them by surprisenos sorprendió la lluvia 1.2they were caught o surprised trying to break open the safe(mensaje)(conversación)
also: sorprenderse verbo pronominal
- 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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