How to use ojalá in Spanish
Ojalá is a very commonly used expression in Spanish that means I hope that… when it is followed by El Presente de Subjuntivo. It is always followed by the subjunctive mood, never by the indicative.
The structure ojalá + El Presente de Subjuntivo is used in sentences with a future idea.
See the following examples:
The origin of the word ojalá is said to be from the Arabic for God willing or if God wills it. Ojalá is often translated as hopefully or let's hope.
One can express the same idea with the structure Esperar que + El Presente de Subjuntivo; however, the word Ojalá expresses more intensity in the idea of hope.
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