Sorprender in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
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transitive verb
1. to surprise (asombrar)
  • me sorprende verte por aquí I'm surprised to see you here
  • no me sorprende que se haya marchado I'm not surprised she's left
2. to catch (atrapar, pillar)
  • nos sorprendió la tormenta we got caught in the storm
  • sorprender a alguien (haciendo algo) to catch somebody (doing something)
pronominal verb
1. to be surprised (de by o at)
transitive verb
1 (asombrar) to surprise
no me sorprendería que ... I wouldn't be surprised if ...
2 (coger desprevenido) to catch; (Mil) to surprise
lo sorprendieron robando they caught him stealing
nos sorprendieron todavía en pijama
3 [+conversación] to overhear; [+secreto] to find out; discover; [+escondrijo] to find
intransitive verb
to be surprising
sorprende observar cómo lo hace it's surprising to see how he does it; sorprende la delicadeza de su verso the delicacy of her poetry is surprising
pronominal verb
sorprenderse to be surprised
me sorprendí de la claridad de sus ideas I was surprised at the clarity of his ideas; no me sorprendí de que se enfadara I wasn't surprised he got angry; se sorprendió mucho he was very surprised
Verb Conjugations for sorprender
Gerund: sorprendiendo
Participle: sorprendido
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