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expectation
British English: /ɛkspɛkˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
American English: /ˌɛkspɛkˈteɪʃ(ə)n/

Translation of expectation in French:

noun

  • 1 (assumption, prediction) it is my expectation that …
    je m'attends à ce que … (+ subj)
    to have expectations of success
    avoir des espoirs de succès
    against all expectation(s)
    à l'encontre des prévisions générales
    beyond all expectation(s)
    au-delà de toute attente
    it is in line with expectation(s)
    c'est conforme à nos prévisions
    you have been chosen in the expectation that …
    on vous a choisi dans l'espoir que …
    in the expectation of a shortage
    en prévision d'une pénurie
  • 2 (aspiration, hope) to live up to/fail to live up to somebody's expectations
    répondre à/ne pas répondre à l'attente de quelqu'un
    I don't want to raise their expectations
    je ne veux pas trop leur promettre
    to have great expectations of
    attendre beaucoup de
    an atmosphere of expectation
    une atmosphère d'attente
  • 3 (requirement, demand) to have certain expectations of
    attendre or demander certaines choses de (police, employee)

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