From Old Spanish oxalá, from Arabic وشاء اللّٰه (wa-šā’ allāh) ("and may God will it"). Compare English inshallah, Portuguese oxalá, Maltese jalla.
- hopefully (I hope that)
- I hope so; let’s hope so
- God willing
- I hope (that); let’s hope (that) (followed by present subjunctive)
- God grant (that) (followed by present subjunctive)
- let's hope that
- I wish (when used to refer to past events)