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surprise

1. noun feeling2. noun unexpected event, fact etc3. noun unexpected gift, party etc4. noun taking someone unawares5. adjective unexpected6. verb cause sb a measure of astonishment7. verb come upon unexpectedly8. interjection
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1 noun feelingiontas masc1  c m uionadh masc1  c m uhe didn't show any surprise níor léir go raibh aon ionadh airvisitors express surprise at its age cuireann a aois ionadh ar chuairteoirí, bíonn iontas ar chuairteoirí faoina aois'Here?' she asked in surprise. 'Anseo?' a d'fhiafraigh sí agus iontas uirthi.; 'Anseo?' a d'fhiafraigh sí agus ionadh uirthi.; 'Anseo?' a d'fhiafraigh sí le hionadh.there was a look of surprise on his face bhí cuma an iontais airto my great surprise, I got the job fuair mé an post, rud a chuir an-ionadh orm; rud a chuir mo sháith iontais orm, fuair mé an postimagine her surprise when she saw the car! nach uirthi a bhí an t-iontas nuair a chonaic sí an carr! 2 noun unexpected event, fact etcionadh masc1  c m uiontas masc1  c m uábhar iontais  c m uthe election results were a surprise b'ábhar iontais iad torthaí an toghcháin, ní raibh aon choinne le torthaí an toghcháinit's a great surprise to me that he won't be there ábhar mór iontais domsa nach mbeidh sé ann, is mór an t-iontas liomsa nach mbeidh sé annit was a welcome surprise ní raibh aon choinne leis ach ba mhaith ann éI got an unpleasant surprise bhí drochscéala romham nach raibh coinne agam leislife can hold many surprises is iomaí cor sa saolhis article holds few surprises is beag den nua atá ina althe sprung a surprise on me tháinig sé aniar aduaidh orm, rinne sé rud nach raibh aon choinne agam leisit was a surprise to me to discover that we won ba mhór an t-iontas domsa a fháil amach gur bhuamar, bhí ionadh mór ormsa a fháil amach go raibh buaite againnthe party was something of a surprise ní raibh coinne dá laghad leis an gcóisiryou're in for a surprise if you think that's the end of it bainfear siar asat má cheapann tú gurb é sin a dheireadh
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3 noun unexpected gift, party etcshe loves surprises is aoibhinn léi rudaí nach mbíonn sí ag súil leohe asked me for a surprise on his birthday d'iarr sé mo rogha féin féirín orm dá lá breithehis children organised the holiday as a birthday surprise d'eagraigh a chlann an tsaoire mar bhronntanas gan choinne dá lá breithe 4 noun taking someone unawaresthey took the enemy by surprise tháinig siad aniar aduaidh ar an namhaid, tháinig siad ar an namhaid i ngan fhios 5 adjective unexpectedgan choinne  c m uthat was a surprise result sin toradh nach raibh súil leis, sin toradh nach raibh aon choinne leisa surprise visit cuairt gan choinne 6 verb cause sb a measure of astonishment TRANSITIVEionadh a chur ariontas a chur arbain siar asthe results surprised us chuir na torthaí ionadh orainnher laugh surprised herself chuir a gáire iontas uirthi féinit surprised us that there were so few there chuir sé iontas orainn a laghad daoine a bhí ann, b'ionadh linn a laghad a bhí anndon't let anything surprise you ná cuireadh rud ar bith iontas ort 7 verb come upon unexpectedly TRANSITIVEbeir amuigh artar i ngan fhios artar aniar aduaidh arthe police surprised them tháinig na póilíní aniar aduaidh orthu, tháinig na póilíní orthu i ngan fhios, rug na póilíní amuigh orthu 8 interjectionhe opened the door and they all shouted 'surprise!' d'oscail sé an doras agus bhéic siad ar fad 'aililiú!'
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surprise surprise

1 ironic when sth isn't a surpriseiontas na n-iontassurprise surprise, he was late iontas na n-iontas, bhí sé déanach 2 when you give sb a surprisecad a déarfá leis seo?

to take sb by surprise

(also

to catch sb by surprise

) 1 catch sb unpreparedteacht aniar aduaidh ar dhuinebreith amuigh ar dhuine 2 come upon sb unexpectedlyteacht aniar aduaidh ar dhuineteacht i ngan fhios ar dhuinebreith i ngan fhios ar dhuine

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