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"Wait" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "esperar", and "hope" is a noun which is often translated as "la esperanza". Learn more about the difference between "wait" and "hope" below.
wait(
weyt
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to hold on)
a. esperar
I'm waiting for him to get out of his meeting so we can eat.Estoy esperando que salga de su reunión para que podamos comer.
2. (to postpone)
a. esperar
That can wait. This is more important.Eso puede esperar. Esto es más importante.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (delay)
a. la espera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Bowling is fun but the wait to get a lane is unbearable.Los bolos son divertidos, pero la espera para conseguir una pista es insoportable.
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hope(
hop
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (expectation or desire)
a. la esperanza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We must not give up hope that the situation may improve.No podemos perder la esperanza de que la situación pueda mejorar.
2. (person, thing)
a. la esperanza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This athlete is his country's best hope for a medal.Este atleta es la mejor esperanza que tiene su país para una medalla.
3. (possibility)
a. la esperanza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There's very little hope of finding survivors.Hay muy poca esperanza de conseguir sobrevivientes.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to expect or desire)
a. esperar
I hope that you feel better very soon.Espero que te sientas mejor pronto.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to trust)
a. esperar
I'm hoping for a raise this year.Estoy esperando un aumento de salario este año.
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