Filipino / Tagalog language translation for the meaning of the word sana.

Definition for the Tagalog word sana:

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[enclitic]  hope; hopefully; should
[adjective]  only

Root: sana
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
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.

Example Sentences Available Icon Sana Example Sentences in Tagalog: (32)
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Sana manalo ka
I hope you win.
Sana tuma akó sa lotto.
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I hope I win the lotto.
Sana magkaroón kayó ng magandáng kinabukasan.
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I wish you/I hope you'll have a wonderful future.
Sana magustuhán mo itó
I hope you'd like this.
Sana mabuksán ang isip mo sa katotohanan
I hope your mind will be open to the truth.
Sana maramdamán mo rin ang naráramdamán ko
I hope you'd get to feel how I am feeling right now.
Sana hindî ka maubusan ng pasénsiyá sa akin
I hope you won't run out patience with me.
Sana hindî na maulit itó
I hope this does not happen again.
Sana makauwî ka kaagád
I hope you'd get home soon / right away.
Nagdasál akó na sana hindî ka umalís
I prayed hoping that you won't leave.
Sana hindî ka mawalán ng tiwa sa kaniyá
I hope you won't lose your trust in her.
Sana dinalhán mo akó ng tinapay
I would have wanted you to bring me some bread.
Sana matamaan ko ang jackpot. 
I hope I win the jackpot.
Magsilbí sana itóng aral sa inyó
Let this be a lesson to you. / Hopefully this serves as a lesson to you.
Sana akó ang mapi
I hope I'd be the one chosen.
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