Sentence examples of "étonner" in French

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Translations: all9 surprise8 astonish1
Rien ne saurait étonner un Américain. On a souvent répété que le mot "impossible" n’était pas français; on s’est évidemment trompé de dictionnaire. En Amérique, tout est facile, tout est simple, et quant aux difficultés mécaniques, elles sont mortes avant d’être nées. Nothing can take an American by surprise. It has often been said that the word "impossible" was not a French one. People have obviously looked in the wrong dictionary. In America, all is easy, all is simple and mechanical difficulties are overcome before they arise.
Ce n'est pas étonnant ! It's not surprising!
Il est étonnant de constater que les Iraniens, auxquels les Arabes ont imposé l'Islam en les battant militairement, sont devenus ses plus zélés adeptes au point d'opprimer ceux du Zoroastrisme, qui est pourtant la religion de leurs propres pères. Une sorte de syndrome de Stockholm à l'échelle nationale. It is astonishing to witness that the Iranians, onto whom the Arabs imposed Islam through military defeat, have become its most zealous followers to the point of oppressing those of Zoroastrianism, though it is the religion of their own fathers. A kind of Stockholm syndrome on the national scale.
Je suis étonné de vous voir. I'm surprised to see you.
J'étais trop étonnée pour parler. I was too surprised to speak.
John était trop étonné pour dire quoi que ce soit. John was too surprised to say anything.
Je suis étonnée que votre famille ait une voiture japonaise. I am surprised that your family has a Japanese car.
Je suis étonné qu'elle ait refusé une si bonne offre. I am surprised that she refused such a good offer.
J'ai cherché une chanson sur YouTube et il y avait d'innombrables remixages ; j'ai été étonné de combien étaient des succès ! I looked up a song I liked from a movie in YouTube and there were countless remixes; I was surprised at how many were hits!
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