No surprise there then.

No surprise there then image

Listen:

Notice the weak vowel in the first syllable of “surprise”. That’s because the second syllable is stressed, which is what that little mark means. Also, notice that, in my accent, I don’t pronounce the r when it comes before another consonant. A lot of people do though!

We usually say this phrase when something disappointing happens, which we possibly expected. For example, it’s raining when we want to go to the beach. Again!

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