sospiro di sorpresa

  • Tommaso Gastaldi

    Senior Member
    Italian, ITALY
    Let me try as an exercise (totally unrealiable, please correct)

    "I let a whisper of surprise escape "
    "I let go my surprise in a whisper"

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    You little ripper!

    Senior Member
    Australian English
    I allow a sigh of surprise to escape is the way you would translate that literally but I breathe a sigh of surprise sounds better in English.
    I have never heard that expression. It is usually a sigh of relief or pleasure, but when I Googled it there were nearly 500 listings.
     
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