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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