Hoffnung

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From hoffen +‎ -ung

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Hoffnung f (genitive Hoffnung, plural Hoffnungen)

  1. hope, the belief or expectation that something wished for can or will really happen.
    Ich habe immer noch die Hoffnung diesen Arbeitsplatz zu bekommen. - I have still hope that I can get this job.
    Es gab keine Hoffnung mehr die Vermissten zu finden. - There was no hope anymore to find the missing persons.
  2. (inanimate) hope, the actual thing wished for
    Das ist unsere einzige Hoffnung. - This is our only hope.
  3. (animate) hope, a person or thing that is a source of hope
    Du bist unsere letzte Hoffnung. - You are our last hope.

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