EXPECT vs. HOPE
28 / 03 / 2006
EXPECT vs. HOPE: meaning and examples
Today we are going to explain the difference between two words which are often confused in Spanish because they are both translated as esperar
: to think that something will happen
Look at those dark clouds! I expect
(that) it will rain later on.
a phone call from Mr. Jones. If I'm not here when he calls, can you take a message?
: to want and expect something to happen or be true
My garden is so dry! I hope
(that) it rains soon or all my plants are going to die.
Mr. Jones calls me today before I leave. I really need to talk to him about the advertising campaign.
The key difference between the two words is that with to hope
the meaning is more about what we want to happen and not only what we think will happen
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