In Spanish, if we want to express a strong wish we Sometimes use:
This structure is similar to using "ojalá". The equivalent in English would be "if only.../I wish...".
Let's see some examples:
Also, this could express what someone "wonders" about something or a specific situation. For example:
Rather than a wish, here the speaker expresses that s/he wonders what people's reaction would be towards what is happening.
See also Using the Spanish imperfect subjunctive in hypothetical clauses introduced by si followed by the Spanish conditional simple
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