sorprendere

See also: sorprenderé

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French sorprendre, or a calque of it, using Italian sor- and prendere.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sorˈprɛn.de.re/
  • Hyphenation: sor‧prèn‧de‧re
  • Rhymes: -ɛndere

VerbEdit

sorprèndere (first-person singular present sorprèndo, first-person singular past historic sorprési, past participle sorpréso, auxiliary avere)

  1. (transitive) to surprise, to catch unaware
    Synonyms: trovare, cogliere
  2. (transitive) to surprise, to astonish, to amaze
    Synonyms: meravigliare, stupire

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