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Italian - English translations for "sorpresa"

"sorpresa" Italian translation

Translation

surprise

Definition

"sorpresa"

Part of speech

noun

Gender

feminine

Translations

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Meaning: surprise

Mi hai fatto una sorpresa bellissima!

You gave me a beautiful surprise!

Meaning: gift

Ho ricevuto una sorpresa da parte tua.

I received a gift from you.

Meaning: shock

La notizia mi ha colto di sorpresa.

The news came as a shock to me.

Meaning: unexpected event

La festa è stata piena di sorprese.

The party was full of unexpected events.


Examples

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A1: Mi ha fatto una sorpresa per il mio compleanno.

A1: He/she surprised me for my birthday.

A1: Ho preparato una piccola sorpresa per te.

A1: I prepared a small surprise for you.

A1: La festa è stata piena di sorprese.

A1: The party was full of surprises.

B1: Non posso dirti cosa c'è nella scatola, è una sorpresa.

B1: I can't tell you what's in the box, it's a surprise.

B1: Sono rimasto sorpreso quando ho scoperto che si erano sposati.

B1: I was surprised when I found out they got married.

B2: La notizia della promozione mi ha sorpreso molto.

B2: The news of the promotion surprised me a lot.

B2: Mia madre mi ha sorpreso mentre cercavo di nascondere il regalo di compleanno.

B2: My mother caught me trying to hide the birthday present.

C1: Sono rimasto piacevolmente sorpreso dalla qualità del servizio offerto.

C1: I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the service provided.

C1: La sua improvvisa partenza mi ha colto di sorpresa.

C1: His/her sudden departure caught me by surprise.

C2: Nonostante le apparenze, la sua vittoria non è stata una sorpresa per me.

C2: Despite appearances, his/her victory was not a surprise to me.


Advanced Description

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The Italian noun "sorpresa" translates to "surprise" in English. It is derived from the verb "sorprendere", which means "to surprise".

In Italian culture, surprises are often seen as positive and joyful experiences. They can be used to celebrate special occasions or to show appreciation for someone. Surprises can range from small gestures like giving a gift or organizing a surprise party, to bigger events like a surprise trip or a surprise visit from a loved one.

Sorpresa is also commonly used in the context of children's entertainment, such as surprise toys or surprise eggs. These are toys or eggs that contain hidden surprises inside, adding an element of excitement and anticipation for the child.

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