English translation of 不料
⇒ 不料下午下雨。(Bùliào xiàwǔ xiàyǔ.)
I didn't anticipate it would rain in the afternoon.
⇒ 我们本想和她开个玩笑，不料她却当真了。(Wǒmen běn xiǎng hé tā kāi gè wánxiào, bùliào tā què dàngzhēn le.)
We just wanted to have a laugh with her - we didn't expect her to take it so seriously.
Translation of 不料 from the Collins Chinese to English Dictionary