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Old May 06, 2017, 01:46 AM
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I was pleasantly surprised to hear about your new job.

Which, IF ANY, of the sentences below is/are correct to say: "I was pleasantly surprised to hear about your new job."

Me sorprendió gratamente oir acerca de tu nuevo trabajo.

Estaba gratamente sorprendido oir acerca de tu nuevo trabajo.

Me quedé gratamente sorprendido oir acerca de tu nuevo trabajo.


Is there a PREFERRED WAY to say the above sentence?

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Old May 06, 2017, 05:13 AM
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All of them convey the notion of that person being unemployable or impaired to move forward in life, hence the "surprise", no matter the good feelings the event trigger, as you were "pleasantly surprised" for something you were not expecting.

"Me alegró mucho/sobremanera enterarme de tu nuevo trabajo"
"Me alegró mucho la buena nueva de que conseguiste trabajo" or "un mejor trabajo"

though, you may say

"Me sorprendió gratamente que consiguieras trabajo tan pronto"
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