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sudden

Pronunciation: /ˈsʌdn/

Translation of sudden in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (rushed) [decision/change] repentino, súbito; (unexpected) imprevisto, inesperado he felt a sudden urge to laugh de repente or de pronto le entraron ganas de reírse he made a sudden dash for the door de repente or de pronto se precipitó hacia la puerta isn't this all rather sudden? ¿esto no es un poco apresurado or precipitado? all of a sudden de repente, de pronto, repentinamente 1.2 (abrupt) [movement] brusco
    Example sentences
    • To a schoolboy like myself at the time, they were a sudden flash of lightning that lit a dark landscape.
    • Antipsychotic drugs should also be considered in unexplained sudden deaths in psychotic patients.
    • However, it was a sudden dip in the dollar's value that spurred speculative activity.

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