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French translation of 'hope'

Word Frequency


[ˈhəʊp ]
transitive verb
to hope (that) ... espérer que ...
I hope he comes. J’espère qu’il va venir.
I hope you don’t mind. J’espère que ça ne te dérange pas.
to hope to do sth espérer faire qch
I hope so je l’espère
I hope not j’espère que non
intransitive verb
to hope for sth (hope to get) espérer avoir qch
I’m hoping for good results. J’espère avoir de bons résultats.
to hope for the best espérer que tout se passe pour le mieux
to hope against hope that ... (despite everything) espérer en dépit de tout que ...
espoir m
to have high hopes (be confident) avoir bon espoir
She has high hopes that her condition will improve. Elle a bon espoir que sa condition s’améliorera.
to give up hope perdre espoir
Don’t give up hope! Ne perds pas espoir !
to get one’s hopes up (be over-optimistic)
Don’t get your hopes up! N’y compte pas trop !
to have no hope of sth [of success, victory] n’avoir aucune chance de qch
to have no hope of doing sth [winning, succeeding, finding] n’avoir aucune chance de faire qch
not a hope in hell (informal)
You haven’t got a hope in hell of doing it. Tu n’as pas la moindre chance de le faire.
in the hope of doing sth dans l’espoir de faire qch
in the hope that dans l’espoir que
some hope! (informal) tu parles !
not a hope! tu parles  !

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Example Sentences Including 'hope'

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If the trial is a success, he hopes it will lead to other deals.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Her parents also hope that she will be a keen tennis player.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
If he was hoping this would help his cause he was in for an unpleasant surprise.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Just as we all always hoped and prayed he would be.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Sometimes they tell us things because they hope for something in return.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The Range paints a vibrant and optimistic portrait of our hopes and desires.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
We tried not to get our hopes up about it.
The Sun (2016)
We work hard on our shows and we hope people will want to watch them.
The Sun (2014)
Working alongside people you like and trust will help your highest hopes happen.
The Sun (2012)
After drawing with all but the group minnows we need a pair of results to give the nation hope again.
The Sun (2013)
But he has high hopes for The Open.
The Sun (2014)
He might have been but a few thousand held their breath in hope rather than expectation.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
There were high hopes for the horse.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
We are hoping to get to the beach.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
You give them hope that the future of pop isn't manufactured.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
But his hopes of success were dashed by the scenario unfolding behind him.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
He always hoped that the medal would come back to the family.
The Sun (2011)
It is hoped they will also put off thugs attacking cops if they know they are being filmed.
The Sun (2013)
It's a natural desire to give hope and put a positive gloss on things.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Our hope is that something will be done about this crisis in the health service.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
She has since resumed her studies and hopes to go to university.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
She hopes it will help them accept how they really look.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They also hoped it would pressure them to release previous results.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They say they hope things happen to me and my family.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We all have high hopes that the news will be positive.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We cannot face having those hopes dashed yet again.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
We hope the situation can be resolved as soon as possible.
The Sun (2006)
We hope this ban becomes permanent and our rivers and meadows are allowed to recover.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
What looms is hope rather than expectation.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
You have the courage to talk about your hopes for the future of a relationship.
The Sun (2008)
We always hoped it would be something instant and easy.
Christianity Today (2000)

Trends of 'hope'

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'hope' in Other Languages

British English: hope /həʊp/ NOUN
Hope is a feeling of desire and expectation that things will go well in the future.
He hasn't given up hope of finding her.
  • American English: hope
  • Arabic: أَمَل
  • Brazilian Portuguese: esperança
  • Chinese: 希望
  • Croatian: nada
  • Czech: naděje
  • Danish: håb
  • Dutch: hoop verwachting
  • European Spanish: esperanza
  • Finnish: toivo
  • French: espoir
  • German: Hoffnung
  • Greek: ελπίδα
  • Italian: speranza
  • Japanese: 希望
  • Korean: 희망
  • Norwegian: håp
  • Polish: nadzieja
  • European Portuguese: esperança
  • Romanian: speranță
  • Russian: надежда
  • Latin American Spanish: esperanza
  • Swedish: hopp förtröstan
  • Thai: ความหวัง
  • Turkish: umut
  • Ukrainian: надія
  • Vietnamese: niềm hy vọng
British English: hope /həʊp/ VERB
If you hope that something is true, or if you hopefor something, you want it to be true or to happen, and you usually believe that it is possible or likely.
Her family had hoped for something better for their daughter.
I hope to get a job within the next two weeks.
  • American English: hope
  • Arabic: يَأْمُلُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ter esperança
  • Chinese: 希望
  • Croatian: nadati se
  • Czech: doufat
  • Danish: håbe
  • Dutch: hopen
  • European Spanish: esperar esperanza
  • Finnish: toivoa
  • French: espérer
  • German: hoffen
  • Greek: ελπίζω
  • Italian: sperare
  • Japanese: 望む
  • Korean: 희망하다
  • Norwegian: håpe
  • Polish: mieć nadzieję
  • European Portuguese: ter esperança
  • Romanian: a spera
  • Russian: надеяться
  • Latin American Spanish: esperar
  • Swedish: hoppas
  • Thai: หวัง
  • Turkish: umut etmek
  • Ukrainian: сподіватися
  • Vietnamese: hy vọng


Translation of hope from the Collins English to French
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