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Spanish translation of “hope”

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.
(Definition of hope from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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