to hope (that) ... espérer que ...
→ I hope I haven't said anything to upset you.
→ They hope that a vaccine will be available soon.
→ I hope you'll be very happy here.
I hope he comes. J'espère qu'il va venir.
I hope you don't mind. J'espère que ça ne te dérange pas.
to hope to do sth espérer faire qch
→ He hopes to get a place at Oxford University.
→ I sat down, hoping to remain unnoticed.
I hope so je l'espère
→ "Will we finish this in time?" -- "I hope so."
I hope not j'espère que non
→ "Will we be late?" -- "I hope not."
→ Nothing can be done except to wait, hope, and pray.
to hope for sth
(=hope to get) espérer avoir qch
→ I am hoping for something better in the future
→ I am hoping for better luck this time.
I'm hoping for good results. J'espère avoir de bons résultats.
to hope for the best espérer que tout se passe pour le mieux
to hope against hope that ...
(=despite everything) espérer en dépit de tout que ...
→ She glanced about the hall, hoping against hope that Richard would be waiting for her.
n espoir m → the hopes and dreams of reformers to have high hopes
(=be confident) avoir bon espoir → he has high hopes for the future She has high hopes that her condition will improve. Elle a bon espoir que sa condition s'améliorera. to give up hope perdre espoir Don't give up hope! Ne perds pas espoir! → She never completely gave up hope. to get one's hopes up
(=be over-optimistic) Don't get your hopes up! N'y compte pas trop! to have no hope of sth
[+success, victory] n'avoir aucune chance de qch to have no hope of doing sth [+winning, succeeding, finding] n'avoir aucune chance de faire qch not a hope in hell * You haven't got a hope in hell of doing it. Tu n'as pas la moindre chance de le faire. in the hope of doing sth dans l'espoir de faire qch → He was studying in the hope of being admitted to an engineering college. in the hope that dans l'espoir que → We will be analysing all the things she has told us in the hope that we can locate the person responsible. some hope! * tu parles! → Freedom of information? Some hope! not a hope! tu parles !
n vœu m pieux
→ Banks express the pious hope that students will learn to be thrifty early on in their university careers.