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: (32)
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I hope you win.
I hope I win the lotto.
I wish you/I hope you'll have a wonderful future.
I hope you'd like this.
I hope your mind will be open to the truth.
I hope you'd get to feel how I am feeling right now.
I hope you won't run out patience with me.
I hope this does not happen again.
I hope you'd get home soon / right away.
I prayed hoping that you won't leave.
I hope you won't lose your trust in her.
I would have wanted you to bring me some bread.
I hope I win the jackpot.
Let this be a lesson to you. / Hopefully this serves as a lesson to you.
I hope I'd be the one chosen.
sna Alternate spellings may include: abbreviations, informal spellings, slang, and/or commonly misspelled variations.
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