An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (abrupt)
a. repentino
The sun went down and a sudden drop in temperature followed immediately.El sol se puso y una caída repentina de la temperatura siguió de inmediato.
b. inesperado
The prime minister is facing a sudden coup attempt.El primer ministro se enfrenta a un intento de golpe inesperado.
c. súbito
James was struggling to cope with his father's sudden death.A James le estaba costando sobrellevar la muerte súbita de su padre.
d. brusco
A sudden gust of wind knocked the truck over.Una brusca ráfaga de viento tumbó el camión.
e. precipitado
Romeo and Juliet's romance was very sudden.El romance de Romeo y Julieta fue muy precipitado.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. repentino(a), súbito(a)
all of a suddende repente
it was all very suddenfue todo muy precipitado
2. (fig)
sudden deathmuerte f súbita
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sudden [ˈsʌdn]
1 (hasty, swift) repentino; (unexpected) inesperado
...the Government's sudden [decision] to accept the amendment What is the reason for his sudden [decision]? his decision was rather sudden her marriage was all rather sudden Their happy family life came to an abrupt end with Nicola's sudden death Researchers found that the effects of losing a spouse, especially if the death was sudden and unexpected, lasted four to seven years
a sudden drop in temperature un descenso repentino de la temperatura
To explain my sudden marriage to Viv would require a good many words No official reason has been given for his sudden departure Horton's sudden resignation came after mounting criticism of his methods We've had a sudden rush of applications for shares They were ill prepared for the sudden increase in their workload The heavy rain caused a sudden rise in underground water levels There was a sudden silence when the social worker opened Peter's door The troops should be capable of defending themselves against sudden attack She felt a sudden rush of anger
a sudden increase in unemployment un aumento repentino del número de parados; with sudden enthusiasm con un entusiasmo repentino
"that's brilliant!" Maggie added with sudden enthusiasm
this is all so sudden! ¡todo esto es tan repentino!; his death was sudden su muerte ocurrió de repente; su muerte fue inesperada
his death at age sixty-four was sudden
she looked startled by his sudden appearance parecía asustada cuando él apareció de repente
I felt a sudden twinge of regret there was a sudden burst of applause from the audience There was a sudden burst of flames from the engine His face turned pink with sudden excitement why the sudden interest in him? why the sudden interest in the police? Have you robbed a bank or something? Mike resisted a sudden urge to slap her Laura felt a sudden urge to cry it was all very sudden I hardly know what to say. this is all so sudden it was all so sudden
when the soldiers came it was very sudden la llegada de los soldados ocurrió de improviso
A sudden [movement] behind him caught her attention ...a company from which no one expects sudden [change] There could only be one reason for his sudden [change] of plan
all of a sudden de pronto; de repente
All of a sudden I noticed that someone was following me Boris found himself feeling much braver all of a sudden For years he's been a conservative, and now all of a sudden he's champion of individual rights
2 (abrupt) [+movement] brusco
bend in road
sudden death (n) (Tennis) muerte (f) súbita
they had to go to sudden death (Tennis) tuvieron que recurrir a la muerte súbita; (Ftbl) (penalty shoot-out) tuvieron que recurrir a los goles; (extra time) tuvieron que recurrir a la prórroga de desempate
He missed the shot so the title went to sudden death
sudden death extra time (n) prórroga (f) de desempate
Drawn games will be settled by 30 minutes of sudden death extra time with penalties if necessary
sudden death goal (n) gol (m) de desempate
They killed off the challenge with a sudden-death goal in extra time
sudden death play-off (n) desempate (m) instantáneo
Faldo won in a sudden death play-off with the American
sudden infant death syndrome (n) (Med) síndrome (m) de la muerte súbita infantil
...measures aimed at preventing sudden infantdeath syndrome
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