In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(look) sorprendido(look) de sorpresaa surprised Mr Smith said he had no idea why he had been chosen — el señor Smith dijo sorprendido que no tenía idea de por qué lo habían elegido a él
- to be surprised
- I've never been so surprised in my life! — nunca en la vida me había llevado una sorpresa así
- don't be surprised if he doesn't like it — no te sorprenda si no le gusta
- I wouldn't be at all surprised if she were behind all this — no me extrañaría / no me sorprendería nada que ella estuviera detrás de esto
- to be surprised at sth/sb
- I'm surprised at John missing a meeting — me extraña / me sorprende que John haya faltado a la reunión
- well, I'm surprised at you, Laura — bueno, Laura, me sorprendes
- she was surprised at how easy it was — le sorprendió lo fácil que era
- I'm surprised (that) … — (+ subj) me sorprende / me extraña (que) …
- I'm surprised (that) she accepted — me sorprende / me extraña que haya aceptado
- they were surprised that the parcel had arrived so quickly — se sorprendieron de que el paquete hubiera llegado tan rápido
- to be surprised to + inf
- I was very surprised to hear of your engagement — me sorprendió mucho enterarme de tu compromiso
- She looked surprised, but answered encouragingly, "Oh, Mrs. H., we have plenty of sugar in the house."
- Another surprised spectator acknowledges that Westerners actually do have a sense of humour.
- However, the folks behind a recent study sound surprised that a whopping 56 % of resumes are now sent by email.
- Happy and surprised passers-by streamed off of the street to nibble at the samples and admire the displays.
- Both Georgiana and Charles looked surprised at these words, but Darcy continued even before they had a chance to form a question.
- Surprised authorities then sent reinforcements consisting of 200 martial police to quell further unrest in the city.
- The remark drew a surprised response from some of the judges.
- Surprised laughter had met moments of his choreography on more than one occasion.
- "Who are you?" she asked, genuinely surprised that anyone would be bothering her.
- But when the inquisitor asks for the names of backing musicians, the response ranges from total bewilderment to pleasantly surprised acknowledgement of utter ignorance.
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