Translation of "hope" - English-Spanish dictionary

hope

verb uk /həʊp/ us /hoʊp/ present participle hoping, past tense and past participle hoped

A2 to want something to happen or be true

esperar
I hope that the bus won’t be late.
We had hoped for better weather than this.
‘Is he coming?’ ‘I hope so.’
hope to do something

B1 to want to do something

esperar hacer algo
Dad hopes to retire next year.
noun uk /həʊp/ us /hoʊp/

B1 a good feeling about the future, or something that you want to happen

esperanza
a message full of hope
What are your hopes for the future?

a person or thing that could help you and make you succeed

esperanza
Doctors say his only hope is an operation.
in the hope of/that

because you want something good to happen

con la esperanza de
She went to Paris in the hope of improving her French.

(Translation of “hope” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

hope

verb /həup/

to want something to happen and have some reason to believe that it will or might happen

esperar
He’s very late, but we are still hoping he will come
I hope to be in London next month
We’re hoping for some help from other people
It’s unlikely that he’ll come now, but we keep on hoping
’Do you think it will rain?’ ’I hope so/not’.
hopeful adjective

(opposite unhopeful) full of hope

optimista, lleno de esperanza
The police are hopeful that they will soon find the killer
The hopeful faces of the children stared at her.
He is hopeful of success.

giving a reason or encouragement for hope

prometedor
That’s a hopeful signperhaps he is going to change his mind after all.

likely to be pleasant, successful etc

prometedor
The future looks quite hopeful.
hopefulness noun

esperanza
hopefully adverb

it is to be hoped that

ojalá, esperemos que…
Hopefully, that will never happen.

in a hopeful way

con esperanza/ilusión
The dog looked hopefully at the joint of meat.
hopeless adjective

not likely to be successful

inútil
It’s hopeless to try to persuade him
a hopeless attempt
The future looks hopeless.

(with at) not good

negado
I’m a hopeless housewife
He’s hopeless at French.

unable to be stopped, cured etc

caso perdido, imposible, irremediable
The doctors considered the patient’s case hopeless
He’s a hopeless liar/idiot.
hopelessly adverb

irremediablemente; perdidamente; sin esperanzas
The company’s customer service response has been hopelessly inept.
hopelessness noun

desespero
the hopelessness of the situation.
hope against hope

to continue hoping when there is no (longer any) reason for hope

esperar en vano
The rescue team hoped against hope that the lost hikers would be found.
hope for the best

to hope that something will succeed, that nothing bad will happen etc.

esperar lo mejor
not (have) a hope

(to be) completely unlikely (to succeed in something)

no tener ni la más remota posibilidad
He hasn’t a hope of getting the job
’Will he get the job?’ ’Not a hope!’
raise someone’s hopes

to cause someone to hope, usually when there is no good reason to

dar esperanzas a alguien
It’s unfair to raise people’s hopes like that.

(Translation of “hope” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)