esperança

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal esperanssa, from Latin sperantia.

Noun[edit]

esperança f (plural esperances)

  1. hope
  2. expectancy, expectation

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese esperança, asperança, from Latin sperantia. Compare Spanish esperanza, French espérance, Italian speranza.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /iʃ.pɨ.ˈɾɐ̃.sɐ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈes.pe.ɾɐ̃.sɐ/, /ˈeʃ.pe.ɾɐ̃.sɐ/, /is.pe.ˈɾɐ̃.sɐ/, /iʃ.pe.ˈɾɐ̃.sɐ/
  • Hyphenation: es‧pe‧ran‧ça

Noun[edit]

esperança f (plural esperanças)

  1. hope
    • 2005, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e o Enigma do Príncipe (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Rocco, page 184:
      Eu estava na esperança de encontrá-lo antes do jantar!
      I was hoping to meet you before dinner!