sorprender


sorprender
v.
1 to surprise.
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
Su regalo sorprendió a María His gift surprised Mary.
2 to catch.
nos sorprendió la tormenta we got caught in the storm
sorprender a alguien (haciendo algo) to catch somebody (doing something)
3 to be surprised to, to be amazed to.
Me sorprende verte I am surprised to see you.
4 to be a surprise.
5 to catch out.
Elsa sorprendió al ladrón Elsa caught out the thief.
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sorprender
verbo transitivo
1 (coger desprevenido) to catch unawares, take by surprise
2 figurado (descubrir) to discover; (conversación) to overhear
3 figurado (maravillar) to surprise, astonish, amaze
verbo pronominal sorprenderse
1 figurado to be surprised
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FRASEOLOGÍA
no me sorprendería nada I wouldn't be at all surprised
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verb
to surprise
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1. VT
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

3) [+ conversación] to overhear; [+ secreto] to find out, discover; [+ escondrijo] to find
2.
VI 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

3.
See:
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1.
verbo intransitivo to surprise

me sorprende que no lo sepas — I'm surprised you don't know

2.
sorprender vt
a) (coger desprevenido) to surprise, catch ... unawares

nos sorprendió la lluvia — we got caught in the rain

b) <mensaje> to intercept; <conversación> to overhear
3.
sorprenderse v pron to be surprised

¿de qué te sorprendes? — what are you so surprised about?

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= surprise, puzzle, shock, startle, blow away, blindside, blow + Nombre + to bits.
Ex. He was surprised that he couldn't find the earlier editions, which he expected certainly must be someplace because that book was based on an oration delivered by Emerson in the 1830s.
Ex. During this decade, a number of the perennial information issues for which technological solutions are needed will persit and continue to puzzle librarians.
Ex. The gush of water could serve many purposes and was prescribed to soothe, to refrigerate, to stop a swelling, to widen pores, to shock the patient.
Ex. I was a little startled in some ways by a statement that other decisions have been directed towards achieving a consistent form of heading.
Ex. If they do muster up the courage to participate, they have learned what it is like to lose: they describe it as being 'slaughtered,' 'blown away,' or 'shredded'.
Ex. Smart and speedy start-ups blindside mature companies with their inventiveness then grow up into mature companies and are outsmarted in their turn.
Ex. Even the most stable of industries, the most focused of business models and strongest of brands can be blown to bits by new information technology.
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* a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
* no es de sorprender que = not surprisingly, unsurprisingly.
* no + ser + de sorprender que = it + be + not surprising that.
* quedarse sorprendido por = be amazed by, be amazed at.
* sorprender enormemente = make + Posesivo + eyes + pop (out).
* sorprender mucho = make + Posesivo + eyes + pop (out).
* sorprenderse = raise + eyebrows, express + surprise, be surprised, be thrown.
* sorprenderse de = be struck by.
* sorprenderse enormemente = eyes + pop (out), Posesivo + eyes + pop out of + Posesivo + head, Posesivo + eyes + pop out of + Posesivo + socket.
* sorprenderse mucho = eyes + pop (out), Posesivo + eyes + pop out of + Posesivo + head, Posesivo + eyes + pop out of + Posesivo + socket.
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1.
verbo intransitivo to surprise

me sorprende que no lo sepas — I'm surprised you don't know

2.
sorprender vt
a) (coger desprevenido) to surprise, catch ... unawares

nos sorprendió la lluvia — we got caught in the rain

b) <mensaje> to intercept; <conversación> to overhear
3.
sorprenderse v pron to be surprised

¿de qué te sorprendes? — what are you so surprised about?

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= surprise, puzzle, shock, startle, blow away, blindside, blow + Nombre + to bits.

Ex: He was surprised that he couldn't find the earlier editions, which he expected certainly must be someplace because that book was based on an oration delivered by Emerson in the 1830s.

Ex: During this decade, a number of the perennial information issues for which technological solutions are needed will persit and continue to puzzle librarians.
Ex: The gush of water could serve many purposes and was prescribed to soothe, to refrigerate, to stop a swelling, to widen pores, to shock the patient.
Ex: I was a little startled in some ways by a statement that other decisions have been directed towards achieving a consistent form of heading.
Ex: If they do muster up the courage to participate, they have learned what it is like to lose: they describe it as being 'slaughtered,' 'blown away,' or 'shredded'.
Ex: Smart and speedy start-ups blindside mature companies with their inventiveness then grow up into mature companies and are outsmarted in their turn.
Ex: Even the most stable of industries, the most focused of business models and strongest of brands can be blown to bits by new information technology.
* a + Posesivo + sorprender = much to + Posesivo + surprise.
* no es de sorprender que = not surprisingly, unsurprisingly.
* no + ser + de sorprender que = it + be + not surprising that.
* quedarse sorprendido por = be amazed by, be amazed at.
* sorprender enormemente = make + Posesivo + eyes + pop (out).
* sorprender mucho = make + Posesivo + eyes + pop (out).
* sorprenderse = raise + eyebrows, express + surprise, be surprised, be thrown.
* sorprenderse de = be struck by.
* sorprenderse enormemente = eyes + pop (out), Posesivo + eyes + pop out of + Posesivo + head, Posesivo + eyes + pop out of + Posesivo + socket.
* sorprenderse mucho = eyes + pop (out), Posesivo + eyes + pop out of + Posesivo + head, Posesivo + eyes + pop out of + Posesivo + socket.

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sorprender [E1 ]
vi
to surprise
me sorprende que no lo sepas I'm surprised you don't know, it surprises me that you didn't know
■ sorprender
vt
1 (coger desprevenido) to surprise, catch … unawares, take … by surprise
entramos por detrás y los sorprendimos we went in the back and surprised them o caught them unawares o took them by surprise
fueron sorprendidos cuando intentaban forzar la caja fuerte they were caught o surprised trying to break open the safe
nos sorprendió la lluvia we got caught in the rain
2 ‹mensaje› to intercept; ‹conversación› to overhear
sorprenderse
v pron
to be surprised
se sorprendió mucho al encontrarme ahí he was very surprised to find me there
¿de qué te sorprendes? why are you so surprised?, what are you so surprised about?
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sorprender (conjugate sorprender) verbo intransitivo
to surprise;
me sorprende que no lo sepas I'm surprised you don't know

verbo transitivo (coger desprevenido) to surprise, catch … unawares;
nos sorprendió la lluvia we got caught in the rain
sorprenderse verbo pronominal
to be surprised
sorprender verbo transitivo
1 (conmover, maravillar) to wonder, marvel: la puesta en escena sorprendió al público, the audience was amazed by the production
2 (extrañar) to surprise: me sorprende que lo sepas, I'm surprised that you know it
3 (coger desprevenido) to catch unawares: la sorprendimos fumando, we caught her smoking
la tormenta nos sorprendió en la montaña, the storm caught us on the mountain

'sorprender' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
chocar
- pillar
- admirar
- cachar
- extrañar
- impresionar
- sorprendido
English:
catch
- overtake
- surprise
- take
- take aback
- disturb
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sorprender
vt
1. [asombrar, extrañar] to surprise;
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;
me sorprendió con su pregunta I was surprised by her question
2. [atrapar, pillar]
sorprender a alguien (haciendo algo) to catch sb (doing sth)
3. [coger desprevenido] to catch;
nos sorprendió la tormenta we got caught in the storm;
el temporal nos sorprendió en mar abierto the storm caught us out at sea
4. [descubrir] to discover
See also the pronominal verb sorprenderse
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sorprender
v/t
1 surprise;
me sorprende que … I’m surprised that …
2 (descubrir) catch
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sorprender vt
: to surprise
sorprenderse vr
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sorprender vb
1. (asombrar) to surprise
me sorprendió que fuera tan joven I was surprised that he was so young
2. (coger) to catch / to catch out
le sorprendió copiando en el examen she caught him copying in the exam
me sorprendió la lluvia I got caught in the rain

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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