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Translation of "hope" - English-Spanish dictionary


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
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.
Translations of “hope”
in Arabic يَأمَل…
in Korean 소망하다, 바라다…
in Malaysian harap…
in French espérer…
in Turkish ummak, ümit etmek, beklemek…
in Italian sperare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 希望,盼望…
in Russian надеяться…
in Polish mieć nadzieję…
in Vietnamese hy vọng, ước mong…
in Portuguese esperar…
in Thai หวัง…
in German hoffen…
in Catalan esperar…
in Japanese (~を)願う…
in Indonesian mengharapkan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 希望,盼望…
(Definition of hope from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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