Expressing hope in Spanish with esperar que
We use esperar que + El Presente de Subjuntivo to express hope that something happens or will happen.
Read and listen to these examples:
Notice that the English translation is often the same even if no element of hope is included, also while in Spanish the Present tense is used (in the Subjunctive mood), in English the future is most often used:
You will come tonight.
I hope that you will come tonight.
It is grammatically wrong to use El Presente after the verb esperar que!
Espero que sales conmigo al cine.
See also Modo subjuntivo
For more advance lessons on "esperar que..." see also:
Using the Spanish present perfect subjunctive after esperar que to express a completed action in the past and Using the Spanish present perfect subjunctive after esperar que to express a completed action in the future
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