Expressing surprise in English

Expressing surprise in English

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Are you joking? / Are you kidding?
Are you serious?
Can you imagine that?
Do you believe it?
Do you know what?
Don’t you think it’s odd that….?
Everyone’s reeling from the shock of…
Fancy seeing you here!
Fancy that!
Good heavens
Guess what!
Hey, nothing new!
How strange!
I (just) can’t get over ….
I / You just can’t imagine…
I can’t think of it.
I don’t believe it. / I just can’t believe…
I don’t trust you.
I find it hard to believe
I just adore this colour!
I must say it surprises me.
I was just stunned by…
I was pleasantly surprised.
I was shocked to hear…
I’m not surprised at the news.
I’m not surprised by the way he behaved.
I’m not surprised.
I’ve got news, for you
I’ve never met anyone so attractive!
I’ve never seen anything like it!
Isn’t it beautiful?
Isn’t that fantastic!
It can’t be true.
It happened out of the blue.
It’s a catastrophe
It’s a tragedy.
It’s terrible / What terrible news.
It’s unbelievable.
It’s absolutely splendid!
It’s really something!
It’s really wonderful!
It’s very surprising to hear this!
My goodness!
No, I don’t believe it.
Oh, no! that’s not true!
Really fantastic!
Really? That sounds interesting.
Seeing is believing.
Surely not!
That’s a surprise!
That’s incredible!
That’s quite fantastic!
That’s very surprising!
The news came as a complete shock.
There’s no way it could have happened.
This is really a surprise!
This is the worst thing that could have happened.
We were completely taken aback by…
We’re all in complete shock.
What a grand view!
What’s new in that?
What’s so unusual in that?
Who could have predicted it?
Words can’t describe how I feel
Wouldn’t you believe it?
Wow! What a surprise!
You don’t believe it, do you?
You don’t say!
You must be joking/kidding!
You won’t believe it!
You’re kidding!
You’re the prettiest girl I’ve ever seen!


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