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American English: /ˈhoʊpfəl/
British English: /ˈhəʊpfʊl/
, /ˈhəʊpf(ə)l/

Translation of hopeful in Spanish:


  • 1.1 don't be/get too hopeful
    no te hagas demasiadas ilusiones
    I don't feel at all hopeful about our future
    no me siento nada optimista con respecto a nuestro futuro
    to be hopeful of -ing
    tener esperanzas de + infinitive
    1.2 (promising)
    Example sentences
    • However, their bright and hopeful view of the future certainly stayed in my mind.
    • Certainly they are in good form at the moment and will be very hopeful of progressing to the next stage.
    • The Big Bang cosmology has an immense ideological appeal in a society without any hopeful vision of the future.


  • candidato, (-ta) (masculine, feminine)
    young hopefuls
    jóvenes aspirantes
    Example sentences
    • Other young hopefuls will be hoping to impress on their three - match tour.
    • TV's Pop Idol gripped the nation as thousands of young hopefuls competed for the prize of a record contract.
    • Everyone is hoping interest rates remain low and that the young hopefuls still come to the city with their outsize hopes.

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