Definición de hopefully en inglés:

hopefully

Saltos de línea: hope|ful¦ly
Pronunciación: /ˈhəʊpfʊli
 
, -f(ə)li/

adverbio

  • 2 [sentence adverb] It is to be hoped that: hopefully the road should be finished by next year
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • The revision has already had an impact on research, hopefully in a positive manner.
    • We got in touch with Umbro and hopefully they took some of our suggestions on board.
    • I have never had the best of luck in Old Firm games and hopefully I can start to turn that.
    Sinónimos
    all being well, it is to be hoped that, if all goes well, if everything turns out all right, God willing, most likely, with luck, probably, conceivably, feasibly
    informal touch wood, fingers crossed

Uso

The traditional sense of hopefully, ‘in a hopeful manner’, has been used since the 17th century. In the second half of the 20th century a new use as a sentence adverb became established, meaning ‘it is to be hoped that’, as in hopefully, we’ll see you tomorrow . This second use is now very much commoner than the first use, but it is still believed by some people to be incorrect. Why should this be? People do not criticize other sentence adverbs, e.g. sadly (as in sadly, her father died last year ) or fortunately (as in fortunately, he recovered ). Part of the reason is that hopefully is a rather odd sentence adverb: while many others, such as sadly, regrettably, and clearly, may be paraphrased as ‘it is sad/regrettable/clear that ...’, this is not possible with hopefully. Nevertheless, it is clear that use of hopefully has become a shibboleth of ‘correctness’ in the language—even if the arguments on which this is based are not particularly strong—and it is wise to be aware of this in formal contexts.

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