Definition for the Tagalog word sana:
s ana [enclitic] hope; hopefully; should [adjective] only Root: sana
When "sana" is followed by a verb, for example: "Sana manalo ka" (I hope you will win), the verb remains in the infinitive aspect/tense. The verb is not conjugated into the contemplated aspect (future tense) as you would in English ("will win"). It may be helpful to think of "sana" as already having an implicit future connotation built into the word, and that is why the following verb is not in the contemplated aspect / future tense.
Sana Example Sentences in Tagalog: (33)
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S ana maramdam án mo rin ang nar áramdam án ko
I hope you'd get to feel how I am feeling right now.
S ana hind î na ma ulit it ó
I hope this does not happen again.
S ana tum amà ak ó sa
I hope I win the lotto.
S ana ay mas nanlab án pa ak ó sa kaniy á
I should have tried harder to fight him off.
I hope you would be able to understand me.
S ana huw ág umul án m ámay áng h apon
I hope it doesn't rain this afternoon.
S ana magkaro ón kay ó ng magand áng kinabuk asan
I wish you/I hope you'll have a wonderful future.
I hope you won't feel lazy / lose steam (in doing something).
Nand ito s ana si
d ahil magses elos talag á siy á
I just wish Roda was here, because she would be so jealous!
I hope we'd be able to find seats.
S ana matut unan mo ak óng mahal ín
I hope you'd learn to love me.
S ana mabuks án ang isip mo sa katotoh anan
I hope your mind will be open to the truth.
S ana hind î ka maub usan ng pas énsiy á sa akin
I hope you won't run out patience with me.
sna Alternate spellings may include: abbreviations, informal spellings, slang, and/or commonly misspelled variations.
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Related English Words:
hope hopefully should only hopefully
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