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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
hope [sth]
hope that
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(desire)sperare vi
 We hope that you will recover quickly.
 Speriamo che ti rimetta presto.
hope [sth]
hope that
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(expect)sperare, confidare, contare vi
 We hope that we'll be able to move house before the end of next year.
 Speriamo di cambiare casa entro la fine dell'anno prossimo.
hope nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (desire)speranza nf
 He has a lot of hopes for the future.
 Ha molte speranze per il futuro.
hope nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (expectation)speranza nf
  aspettativa nf
 She has high hopes of getting the job.
 Nutre forti speranze nell'essere assunta.
 
Additional Translations
hope nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb], [sth] you rely on)speranza nf
 You're our only hope!
 Sei la nostra unica speranza!
hope viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (feel [sth] may occur)sperare vi
 I don't know if it will work, but we can always hope.
 Non so se funzionerà, ma possiamo sempre sperare.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
abandon hope v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (give up all hope forever)lasciate ogni speranza
Cross my heart and hope to die interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" infantile (promise)  (informale)giurin giuretto
 Mum, I'll clean my room in the morning. Cross my heart and hope to die!
 Mamma, pulirò la mia camera di mattina; giurin giuretto.
faint hope speranza fievole
false hope nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (misplaced optimism)falsa speranza nf
fervent hope speranza ardente
forlorn hope nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (faint hope)lieve speranza, leggera speranza, vaga speranza nf
 Her parents have a forlorn hope that she may still be alive.
 I genitori nutrivano ancora una lieve speranza che potesse essere viva.
full of hope adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (very optimistic)pieno di speranza agg
 She is full of hope that they will discover a cure before it is too late.
 È davvero piena di speranza che scopriranno una cura prima che sia troppo tardi.
give hope dare speranza
give [sb] hope dare speranza a qc
give up hope v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be pessimistic)perdere la speranza vtr
 When looking for a job, the key is not to give up hope.
 Quando si cerca lavoro il segreto è non perdere mai la speranza.
give up hope of [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be resigned)rassegnarsi riguardo a qlcs v rif
give up hope of doing [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be resigned)rassegnarsi a non fare qlcs v rif
  perdere le speranze di fare qlcs vtr
glimmer of hope nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (optimistic sign)barlume di speranza nm
good hope buona speranza
hold out hope (of (doing) [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (stay optimistic)non abbandonare la speranza vtr
  essere ottimista vtr
 Police do not hold out much hope of catching the culprits.
 La polizia non è molto ottimista riguardo alla cattura dei colpevoli.
hope against hope v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (stay optimistic)continuare a sperare vi
 We are hoping against hope that one day he'll come home to us.
hope and pray sperare e pregare
hope chest nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. dated (woman's wedding trunk)cassapanca per il corredo, cassapanca per la dote nf
hope for [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (desire sincerely)sperare, avere speranza vtr
 I think it's too much to hope for. .
hope for the best v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be optimistic)essere ottimista vi
  sperare il meglio vtr
 I'm not sure whether it will rain; we'll just have to hope for the best.
 Non sono sicura che pioverà; dobbiamo semplicemente essere ottimisti.
hope in sperare in
hope that [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (wish, desire)sperare vtr
Nota: Sperare di + infinito; sperare che + frase subordinata.
 I hope that I become rich one day.
 Spero di diventare ricco un giorno.
hope to die possa morire se
hope to God v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (hope sincerely)sperare ardentemente vtr
hope to God that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (hope sincerely)  (seguito da subordinata)sperare ardentemente che vi
I hope spero
in the hope that [sth] (eagerly anticipating that)nella speranza che cong
 I am writing to you in the hope that you will be able to offer me a job.
 Le scrivo nella speranza che Lei possa offrirmi un posto di lavoro nella Sua azienda.
keep hope alive tenere viva la speranza
lose hope v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (become pessimistic)perdere la speranza, abbandonare la speranza
 It's been three days, I'm losing hope of ever finding my puppy again.
 Sono passati tre giorni, sto perdendo la speranza di ritrovare il mio cucciolo.
no hope nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (grim prospect or outlook)senza speranza
 There's no hope for him, his illness is too severe.
 E' un caso senza speranza.
no hope nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (not a chance)nessuna speranza nf
 My watch fell into the river, there's no hope I'll get it back.
 Mi è caduto l'orologio nel fiume e non ho nessuna speranza di ritrovarlo.
not to hope in s.t. non sperare in qcs., non aspettarsi qcs.
nurse a hope that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (hope)sperare vi
nurse a hope of doing [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (dream of doing [sth])nutrire una speranza vtr
only hope nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (sole potential solution or remedy)sola speranza, unica speranza nf
 There's no other choice; this is our only hope.
 Non abbiamo altra scelta; questa è la nostra sola speranza.
ray of hope nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (reason for optimism)barlume di speranza nm
 There was a ray of hope for the economy when the stock market improved. The advances in medicine give a ray of hope for a cancer cure.
 Apparve un barlume di speranza per l'economia quando la borsa riprese quota. I progressi della medicina accendono un barlume di speranza per le cure per il cancro.
some hope nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (a degree of optimism)una qualche speranza, una certa speranza nf
 I answered all the questions, so I have some hope I'll pass the exam.
 Ho risposto a tutte le domande, quindi ho qualche speranza di passare l'esame.
some hope interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" ironic, informal (that is unlikely)farsi poche speranze, farsi poche illusioni nfpl
 “This time next year I'll be a millionaire.” “Ha! - some hope!”
 "A quest'ora il prossimo anno sarò milionario!" "Ah, mi farei poche illusioni!"
without hope advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (desperately, helplessly)senza speranza avv
 After being stranded in the woods for three days, the hikers felt their situation was without hope.
without hope adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (desperate, helpless)disperato agg
 il suo è stato un tentativo disperato di salvare la situazione all'ultimo momento
  senza speranza
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