Translation of "wish" - English-Turkish dictionary


verb uk us /wɪʃ/
wish (that)

B1 to want a situation that is different from the one that exists

dilemek, istemek
I wish that I didn't have to go to work.
I wish he would leave.
I wish I had been there.
wish to do sth formal

B2 to want to do something

yapmayı arzu etmek/dilemek
I wish to speak to the manager.
wish sb luck/success, etc

B1 to say that you hope someone will be lucky/successful, etc

şans/başarı dilemek
I wished him luck for his test.
I/you wish! informal

used to say that you would like something to be true although you know it is not true

"Have your exams finished yet?" "I wish!"

(Translation of “wish verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)