Translation of hope in Spanish:
- 1.1 uncountable and countable (expectation) to be full of hopemy hope is that she'll change her mindestar lleno de esperanzas or de ilusiónthe doctor told us she was beyond hopeespero que cambie de opinióndon't get your hopes up too muchel médico nos dijo que lo suyo no tenía curato give up hopeno te hagas demasiadas ilusioneswe have high hopes of him/his getting a gold medalperder la(s) esperanza(s)she held out the hope of promotiontenemos muchas esperanzas de que obtenga una medalla de oroI don't hold out much hope of (our) winningle ( or nos etc) dio esperanzas de que lo ( or nos etc) ascenderíanshe did it in the hope of a rewardno me hago muchas ilusiones or no tengo muchas esperanzas de que vayamos a ganarhe lived in (the) hope of returning to his native landlo hizo con la esperanza de obtener una recompensashe hasn't done it yet, but we live in hope [humorous]vivía con la esperanza de que algún día volvería a su tierrato build up o raise one's hopestodavía no lo ha hecho, pero no hemos perdido las esperanzas [humorous]I don't want to raise false hopeshacerse or forjarse ilusionesshe's pinning all her hopes on getting the scholarshipno quiero crear falsas expectativasI had set my hopes on getting the prizeha cifrado todas sus esperanzas en conseguir la became había hecho ilusiones de llevarme el premioExample sentences1.2 uncountable and countable (chance) there's little hope of a positive outcome
we haven't got a hope in hell [colloquial]hay pocas esperanzas or posibilidades de que el resultado sea positivonot a hope! [colloquial]no tenemos ni la más remota posibilidadsome hope! [ironic]¡ni lo sueñes!¡sí, espérate sentado! [colloquial] [irónico]Example sentences1.3 countable (person, thing) he's my last/only hope
- Instead the two clubs can still dream of Cardiff, albeit in both cases more in hope than expectation.
- This time there was hope and expectation, and a certain symbolism.
- They now await their results in August and September in hope and expectation.
she's the great white hope of the democrats [humorous]es mi última/única esperanzaes la gran esperanza de los demócratasExample sentences
- Edwina Currie was moved by the response to the gathering, and believes it offers hope for the future.
- No great surprises here either, but grounds for rational hope at the voting booth.
- Regardless of what has gone before, I believe there is hope for a brighter and better future.
- The decision came as little surprise but washed away the last hopes of parents who have fought to save the popular schools.
- This was one of the only hopes for this once majestic statue to be saved from the elements.
- Most familiar with the problem believe the only hope for a reversal in the trend is education.
- I hope so/notto hopeespero que sí/que no
forsomethingthey hoped for a better life for their childrenwe're hoping for good weather while we're on vacationtenían esperanzas de que sus hijos tuvieran una vida mejorare you going to do some work, or would that be too much to hope (for)?esperamos tener buen tiempo durante las vacacionesto hope for the best¿vas a trabajar un poco o eso sería mucho pedir?her method is to throw everything into the pot and hope for the bestesperar que la suerte me ( or nos etc) acompañesu método es echarlo todo en la olla y que sea lo que Dios quieraExample sentences
- They will be hoping for an easy draw in the next round so they can get the show back on the road.
- He added that in the long term his group was hoping for an effective relief road for the town centre.
- The greedy geese drove off the ducks and chased after pensioners, hoping for a feed.
- to hope (
that)I hope (that) you are wellesperar quefollowed by subjunctivethis is for you, I hope you like itespero que te encuentres bienI was hoping (that) you'd say thatesto es para ti, espero que te gusteto hope against hope that …esperaba que dijeras esoto hope to +esperar contra todo pronóstico que … infinitiveI hope o I'm hoping to go in Mayesperar + infinitivewhat do you hope to gain by that?espero poder ir en mayo¿y qué esperas ganar con eso?Example sentences
- Plans have been drawn up and it is hoped to commence work in this area in the new year.
- We have provided the Court with a schedule setting out the areas that we hope to address.
- In later essays I hope to address some questions that arise because of this piece.
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