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Pronunciation: /həʊp/

Translation of hope in Spanish:


  • 1.1 u and c (expectation) esperanza (feminine) to be full of hope estar* lleno de esperanzas or de ilusión my hope is that she'll change her mind espero que cambie de opinión the doctor told us she was beyond hope el médico nos dijo que lo suyo no tenía cura don't get your hopes up too much no te hagas demasiadas ilusiones to give up hope perder* la(s) esperanza(s) we have high hopes of him/his getting a gold medal tenemos muchas esperanzas de que obtenga una medalla de oro she held out the hope of promotion le ( or nos etc) dio esperanzas de que lo ( or nos etc) ascenderían I don't hold out much hope of (our) winning no me hago muchas ilusiones or no tengo muchas esperanzas de que vayamos a ganar she did it in the hope of a reward lo hizo con la esperanza de obtener una recompensa he lived in (the) hope of returning to his native land vivía con la esperanza de que algún día volvería a su tierra she hasn't done it yet, but we live in hope [humorous/humorístico] todavía no lo ha hecho, pero no hemos perdido las esperanzas [humorous/humorístico] to build up o raise one's hopes hacerse* or forjarse ilusiones I don't want to raise false hopes no quiero crear falsas expectativas she's pinning all her hopes on getting the scholarship ha cifrado todas sus esperanzas en conseguir la beca I had set my hopes on getting the prize me había hecho ilusiones de llevarme el premio
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 u and c (chance) esperanza (feminine) there's little hope of a positive outcome hay pocas esperanzas or posibilidades de que el resultado sea positivo we haven't got a hope in hell [colloquial/familiar] no tenemos ni la más remota posibilidad not a hope! [colloquial/familiar] ¡ni lo sueñes! some hope! [ironic] ¡sí, espérate sentado! [colloquial/familiar] [irónico]
    Example 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.
    1.3 countable/numerable (person, thing) esperanza (feminine) he's my last/only hope es mi última/única esperanza she's the great white hope of the democrats [humorous/humorístico] es la gran esperanza de los demócratas
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • esperar I hope so/not espero que sí/que noto hope for sth they hoped for a better life for their children tenían esperanzas de que sus hijos tuvieran una vida mejor we're hoping for good weather while we're on vacation esperamos tener buen tiempo durante las vacaciones are you going to do some work, or would that be too much to hope (for)? ¿vas a trabajar un poco o eso sería mucho pedir? to hope for the best esperar que la suerte me ( or nos etc) acompañe her method is to throw everything into the pot and hope for the best su método es echarlo todo en la olla y que sea lo que Dios quiera

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • to hope (that) esperar que (followed by subjunctive/seguido por subjuntivo) I hope (that) you are well espero que te encuentres bien this is for you, I hope you like it esto es para ti, espero que te guste I was hoping (that) you'd say that esperaba que dijeras eso to hope against hope that … esperar contra todo pronóstico que … to hope to + infinitive/infinitivo esperar + infinitive/infinitivo I hope o I'm hoping to go in May espero poder ir en mayo what do you hope to gain by that? ¿y qué esperas ganar con eso?

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