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"Wish" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "desear", and "hope" is a noun which is often translated as "la esperanza". Learn more about the difference between "wish" and "hope" below.
wish(
wihsh
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to desire)
a. desear
I wish you a very merry Christmas.Te deseo una muy feliz Navidad.
The family wishes to be notified of any change in the patient's condition.La familia desea que se les notifique de cualquier cambio en la condición del paciente.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I wish I could fly.Ojalá pudiera volar.
I wish you'd leave me alone.¿Por qué no me dejas en paz?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to make a wish)
a. desear
It may be naive, but I'll never stop wishing for peace on Earth.Puede que sea ingenuo, pero jamás dejaré de desear paz en la tierra.
b. pedir un deseo
Do you remember that song about wishing upon a star?¿Te recuerdas de esa canción sobre pedirle un deseo a una estrella?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (desire)
a. el deseo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The genie told him that he could not wish for more wishes.El genio le dijo que no podía pedir más deseos.
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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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