1. You surprise me.

2. You surprised me.

Hi, my question is, which of the two sentences is correct? Or if they are both right, what is the difference? Thank you!
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They are both right.
The first is present and describes something that happens regularly, habitually; the second is past and describes a single event.

CJ
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Thank you, CJ!

It's easier for me to understand "You surprised me."

Can I see "You surprise me" as "you often give me surprises", or "I get one surprise after another from you as I come to konw you"? But in this sence, will "You really surprise me" or "You always surprise me" sound more natural?
DearYolandaCan I see "You surprise me" as "you often give me surprises"
Yes. That's one way of seeing the meaning.
DearYolandaor "I get one surprise after another from you as I come to konw you"?
This is also possible, but less likely I think.
DearYolandawill "You really surprise me" or "You always surprise me" sound more natural?
They both sound natural.

CJ
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Thanks, CJ~~
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