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expectativa

expectation

noun

expectativa
feminine noun
1. hope (esperanza); prospect (perspectiva)
  • contra toda expectativa -> against all expectations
  • estar a la expectativa -> to wait and see
  • estar a la expectativa de -> to be on the lookout for; (atento) to be hoping for (a la espera)
  • expectativa de vida -> life expectancy

expectativa [ex-pec-tah-tee'-vah]
noun
1. Right or claim respecting some future thing. (f)
2. Hope of obtaining a reward, employment, or other thing. (f)
3. Expectation, expectance. (f)
  • Estar a la expectativa -> to wait and see

expectativa
1 (esperanza) expectation
el resultado superó nuestras expectativas the result surpassed our expectations; no tiene expectativas de que le den el empleo he isn't expecting to get the job
el consumo cayó debido a las malas expectativas económicas un proyecto con pocas expectativas de futuro
expectativa de vida life expectancy
2 (espera)
estar a la expectativa de algo to be waiting for sth; estaban a la expectativa de una respuesta they were waiting for a reply
estamos a la expectativa estar a la expectativa de hacer algo
estamos a la expectativa de conocer los resultados electorales we are waiting to hear the election results

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