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Present participleconjugation ofsurprise.


An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (astonishing)
a. sorprendente
The night cream had surprising results.La crema de noche dio resultados sorprendentes.
b. asombroso
My daughter has a surprising ability to empathize with others.Mi hija tiene una capacidad asombrosa para identificarse con los demás.
2. (strange)
a. sorprendente
Why do you find it so surprising that I take an interest in your things?¿Por qué te resulta tan sorprendente que me interese por tus cosas?
b. extraño
I find it surprising that he doesn't want to attend his sister's wedding.A mí me resulta extraño que no quiera ir a la boda de su hermana.
c. de extrañar
It is hardly surprising that they flee to other countries.No es de extrañar que huyan a otros países.
3. (unexpected)
a. sorprendente
When we least expected it, something surprising happened.Cuando menos lo esperábamos, pasó algo sorprendente.
b. inesperado
The book has a surprising ending.El libro tiene un final inesperado.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. sorprendente
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
surprising [səˈpraɪzɪŋ]
he leapt out of the car, with surprising agility Roger moved with surprising speed the idea has got off the ground with surprising speed
he won the match with surprising ease ganó el partido con una facilidad sorprendente
it was hardly a surprising announcement a surprising statement from a leading liberal the most surprising result was Cologne's four nil One surprising discovery was that the far ultraviolet and X-ray radiation from the Sun was extremely variable this is hardly a surprising decision. Surprising things happen during meditation a surprising number of customers order the same sandwich every day we spent a surprising amount of time discussing it
it is surprising how many people eat chips every day es sorprendente la cantidad de gente que come patatas fritas todos los días
it is surprising how many people go to interviews knowing very little about the job they've applied for it is surprising [that] you may find it surprising that Pilson and I never really discussed this
it is surprising that no one has thought of it before es sorprendente que no se le haya ocurrido a nadie antes
it is (hardly) (not) surprising that
it is not or hardly surprising that some teachers are leaving the profession no es de extrañar que algunos profesores estén dejando la profesión
it is hardly surprising that some teachers are leaving the profession it is not surprising that children learn to read at different rates it's hardly surprising that he was shattered at the end of the week
it would be surprising if errors did not occur from time to time sería extraño que no se cometieran errores de vez en cuando
it wouldn't be surprising if she did decide to leave home
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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