Translation of expectation in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 uncountable (anticipation) See examples: in expectation of victoryin the expectation of reforming himpreviendo la victoriato have every/little expectation of somethingcon la esperanza de reformarlothere was an atmosphere of great expectationtener muchas/pocas esperanzas de algo1.2 uncountable and countable (preconceived idea) (often plural) the plan succeeded beyond all expectation(s)había un ambiente de gran expectacióncontrary to all expectationsel éxito del plan superó con creces todas las expectativasthe performance came up to/fell short of our expectation(s)contra todo pronósticothe general expectation is that he'll resignla actuación estuvo/no estuvo a la altura de lo que esperábamosshe didn't live up to her father's expectationsse cree que va a dimitirher bourgeois expectationsdefraudó las esperanzas or expectativas de su padresus aspiraciones burguesas
- 2also: expectations plural(of inheritance)expectativas (feminine plural)(de heredar)(of promotion)expectativas (feminine plural)(de ascenso)Example sentences
- They may simply sit tight in the expectation that the club's growth will continue and the value of their stake will rise further.
- With this belief comes the expectation that a booming economy will beget social progress.
- Simply to build as many houses as possible in the expectation that prices will fall significantly in the near future will not solve the problem.
- Then you must know that I have a devilish rich uncle in the East Indies, Sir Oliver Surface, from whom I have the greatest expectations.
- O yes: I have what are called expectations!
- Adopting the language of restitution leads to the return of unjust enrichment, while estoppel enables the son to receive his expectations.
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