hopeful
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hopeful(
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fuhl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (full of hope)
a. esperanzado
I feel hopeful that I will get the job.Estoy esperanzado en conseguir el trabajo.
b. optimista
After the accident, she remained hopeful about her future as a ballerina.Después del accidente, continuó siendo optimista con respecto a su futuro como bailarina.
2. (promising)
a. esperanzador
I called the hospital, but I didn't get hopeful news about my father's health.Llamé al hospital, pero no recibí noticias esperanzadoras sobre la salud de mi padre.
b. prometedor
The reviews of the new movie are sounding hopeful.Las reseñas de la nueva película parecen prometedores.
hopefuls
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (aspirant)
a. los aspirante
(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).
, las aspirante
(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).
The olympic hopefuls will undergo different tests, such as running, climbing, and swimming.Los aspirantes olímpicos realizarán varias pruebas, como correr, escalar y nadar.
b. los candidato
(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).
, las candidato
(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).
The presidential hopefuls will have a debate on television.Los candidatos a presidente tendrán un debate en la televisión.
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hopeful
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
a.
a young hopefulun/una joven con aspiraciones
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (situation)
a. prometedor(ora)
we are hopeful that…esperamos que…
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hopeful [ˈhəʊpfʊl]
adjective
1 (optimistic) [+person] esperanzado; optimista; [+face] esperanzado; lleno de esperanza
groups of beggars made hopeful sorties towards the tourists grupos de mendigos se dirigían esperanzados hacia los turistas; he gave the engine a hopeful kick le dio al motor una patada con la esperanza de que eso lo hiciese funcionar; I'll ask her, but I'm not too hopeful le preguntaré, pero no me hago demasiadas ilusiones or no tengo muchas esperanzas; to be hopeful that tener esperanzas de que; esperar que
I'm hopeful that this fighting will not go on for long
to be hopeful about sth tener esperanzas con respecto a algo
in the hopeful anticipation that ... con la esperanza de que ...
ever hopeful, he never gave up the fight con las esperanzas intactas, nunca abandonó la lucha
to feel hopeful sentirse optimista
He was feeling more hopeful than he had felt in a long time
I am hopeful of a positive outcome tengo esperanzas de que las cosas salgan bien
he said he was still hopeful of a positive outcome
to be hopeful of doing sth tener esperanzas de hacer algo; esperar poder hacer algo
There was a queue of people hopeful of obtaining the few seats available.
2 (promising) [+sign, future, news] esperanzadoraesperanzadora;a esperanzadora prometedoraprometedora;a prometedora
noun
aspirante (m)
presidential hopefuls aspirantes (m) a la presidencia; he enjoys his job as football coach to young hopefuls disfruta entrenando a jóvenes promesas del fútbol
almost a hundred hopefuls stood in a queue outside the theatre.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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