sorprender translation | Spanish-English dictionary

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a       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  
to find out, discover  
to find
b       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  
c    sorprenderse      vpr   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  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
to catch sb in the act ; to catch sb redhanded ; catch sb in flagrante delicto
catch sb in flagrante delicto
'sorprender' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
sorprender a algn in fraganti
sorprender a algn en el acto
sorprender {or} pillar a algn
sorprender {or} pillar a algn haciendo algo
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"sorprender": examples and translations in context
Van a sorprender Bengasi con 200 hombres... They're going to surprise Benghazi with 200 men...
Quería sorprender a su marido por su décimo aniversario. She wanted to surprise her husband for their 10th anniversary just a few days away.
Te vas a sorprender cuando eclosione. I think you're going to be surprised when it hatches.
¿Quieres sorprender por su producto final. You want to be surprised by your end product.
Es una ciudad que nunca deja de sorprender... It is a city that never ceases to amaze...
Nunca dejaba de sorprender a Hotei lo fácil que era viajar con documentos Imperiales. It never failed to amaze Hotei how much simpler it was to travel with Imperial papers.
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