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"Espero que" is a phrase which is often translated as "I hope that", and "para que" is a conjunction which is often translated as "so that". Learn more about the difference between "espero que" and "para que" below.
espero que(
ehs
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peh
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roh
 
keh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. I hope that
Espero que consigas trabajo pronto.I hope that you get a job soon.
b. I hope
¿Tendremos que vender la casa? - Espero que no.Will we have to sell the house? - I hope not.
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para que(
pah
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rah
 
keh
)
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (indicating purpose)
a. so that
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