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French translation of 'hopeful'

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[ˈhəʊpfʊl ]
1.  [person] plein(e) d’espoir
I’m hopeful. Je suis plein d’espoir.
to be hopeful that avoir bon espoir que
I’m hopeful that she’ll manage to come. J’ai bon espoir qu’elle puisse venir.
to be hopeful of doing sth avoir bon espoir de faire qch
He’s hopeful of winning. Il a bon espoir de gagner.
2.  [sign, prospect, situation] encourageant(e)
The prospects look hopeful. Les perspectives semblent encourageantes.
young hopeful (ambitious) jeune ambitieux/euse m/f; (thought likely to succeed) jeune espoir m

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Example Sentences Including 'hopeful'

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Mortgage lenders use debt against hopeful borrowers by reducing the loan amount.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
You offer suggestions and come away hopeful, but not confident.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
He did not regard it as a hopeful sign.
Philip Marsden The Barefoot Emperor: An Ethiopian Tragedy (2007)
This agreement looked more hopeful but again we were very far from seeing progress on the ground.
Stewart, Bob (Lt-Col) Broken Lives (1993)
He puts ten hopefuls through their paces to become the next best thing in comedy.
The Sun (2011)
She soon made her first stage appearance and won second prize in a competition for the most photogenic young hopeful.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
They wanted to make something optimistic and hopeful.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
To see all the hopefuls vying to get a place in the house.
The Sun (2010)
Tonight one of the remaining ten hopefuls goes home.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
But it was another World Cup hopeful who stole the show for the visitors.
The Sun (2014)
The promotion hopefuls have picked up just two points from five games.
The Sun (2016)
Without a home win from their opening three matches, the Clarets are already slipping behind the other promotion hopefuls.
The Sun (2011)
Americans always look with hopeful eyes to the future.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
And there were hopeful signs within hours of the atrocity.
The Sun (2009)
At a hospice in 2015 he talked about the presidential hopeful.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
I still remain hopeful he's out there.
The Sun (2016)
It is also hopeful of finding another network provider to work with in future.
The Sun (2015)
New indie hopefuls come up with an addictive track.
The Sun (2006)
She said: 'I was hopeful we could become close and excited he might want to get to know me.
The Sun (2014)
Sir, Why has this not been trumpeted loud and clear to all the young hopefuls long before now?
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The past month of her career should be bottled and sold to young music hopefuls as an example of how not to do it.
The Sun (2007)
We have 15 years to pay off the loan and are hopeful of getting there early.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
He remains hopeful of playing some part in the Test series in India.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
I put the hopefuls through their paces and invite questions from the audience.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
It is too early to predict the outcome but there are hopeful signs.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He has kept a hopeful eye on them.
Christianity Today (2000)

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'hopeful' in Other Languages

British English: hopeful /ˈhəʊpfʊl/ ADJECTIVE
If you are hopeful, you are fairly confident that something that you want to happen will happen.
The doctors are hopeful that she'll get better soon.
  • American English: hopeful
  • Arabic: آمِل
  • Brazilian Portuguese: esperançoso
  • Chinese: 有希望的
  • Croatian: optimističan
  • Czech: nadějný
  • Danish: forhåbningsfuld
  • Dutch: hoopvol
  • European Spanish: esperanzado
  • Finnish: toiveikas
  • French: optimiste
  • German: hoffnungsvoll
  • Greek: αισιόδοξος
  • Italian: speranzoso
  • Japanese: 希望が持てる
  • Korean: 희망적인
  • Norwegian: forventningsfull
  • Polish: pełny nadziei
  • European Portuguese: esperançoso
  • Romanian: optimist
  • Russian: надеющийся
  • Latin American Spanish: esperanzado
  • Swedish: hoppfull
  • Thai: มีความหวัง
  • Turkish: umutlu
  • Ukrainian: оптимістичний
  • Vietnamese: đầy hy vọng
British English: hopeful NOUN
If you refer to someone as a hopeful, you mean that they are hoping and trying to achieve success in a particular career, election, or competition.
His soccer skills continue to be put to good use in his job as football coach to young hopefuls.


Translation of hopeful from the Collins English to French
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