oxalá

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish ojalá, from Arabic وشاء الله ("and may God will it"). Compare English inshallah, Spanish ojalá, Maltese jalla.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ɔ.ʃɐ.ˈla/, /o.ʃɐ.ˈla/
  • Hyphenation: o‧xa‧lá

Adverb[edit]

oxalá (not comparable)

  1. hopefully (I hope that)

Interjection[edit]

oxalá

  1. I hope so; let’s hope so
  2. God willing
  3. I hope (that); let’s hope (that) (followed by present subjunctive)
  4. God grant (that) (followed by present subjunctive)
  5. let's hope that