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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (unexpected event)
a. surprise
Fue una sorpresa encontrar mi anillo después de tantos años.It was a surprise to find my ring after so many years.
2. (present)
a. surprise
Le trajo una sorpresa a su hija de Nueva York.She brought a surprise from New York for her daughter.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. surprise
¡qué sorpresa!what a surprise!
¡qué sorpresa verte por aquí!what a surprise, seeing you here!
dar una sorpresa a alguiento surprise somebody
llevarse una sorpresato get a surprise
de o por sorpresaunexpectedly
pillar a alguien por sorpresato catch somebody by surprise
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1 (asombro) surprise
¡qué o vaya sorpresa! what a surprise!; fue una sorpresa verte allí it was a surprise to see you there; I was surprised to see you there; ante o para mi sorpresa to my surprise; con gran sorpresa mía much to my surprise
causar sorpresa a algn to surprise sb
coger a algn de o por sorpresa to take sb by surprise
dar una sorpresa
Pablo quería darme una sorpresa Pablo wanted to take me by surprise o surprise me; nunca ha llegado a la final, pero esta vez podría dar una o la sorpresa she has never reached the final before but this time she may cause an upset o she may surprise a few people
llevarse una sorpresa to get a surprise
se llevó una sorpresa cuando la vio allí
producir sorpresa a algn to surprise sb
2 (regalo) surprise
¿me has comprado alguna sorpresa? have you bought a surprise for me?
3 (Mil) surprise attack
ataques sorpresa surprise attacks; inspección sorpresa spot check; resultado sorpresa surprise result; sobres sorpresa lucky dip bags; visita sorpresa unannounced visit; surprise visit
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