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Pronunciation: /ɛspeʀe/

Translation of espérer in English:

verbe transitif

  • 1 (appeler de ses vœux) espérer quelque chose
    to hope for something
    il n'y a plus rien/grand-chose à espérer
    there's nothing left/not much left to hope for
    espérer faire
    to hope to do
    j'espère avoir fait
    I hope (that) I have done
    espérer que ceci, je l'espère, te conviendra il comprendra, j'espère?
    he will understand, I hope?
    ‘il comprendra?’—‘je l'espère/j'espère bien’
    ‘will he understand?’—‘I hope so/I should hope so’
    j'espère que oui/que non
    I hope so/not
    que peut-on espérer de plus?
    what more can you hope for?
    laisser espérer que …
    to raise hopes that …
    laisser espérer une guérison rapide
    to raise hopes of a rapid recovery

verbe intransitif

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