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.
Formal Rank: #114 Casual Rank: #65 ** A lower rank means the word is used more frequently. For example, rank #1 would be the most frequently used word.
Method: This script ranks all words by frequency using both formal sources (mostly newspaper articles) and informal sources (a combination of over 100 hours of transcribed audio, internet comments, and amateur fiction writing) to roughly determine whether a word is used more frequency in casual or formal contexts.
Sana Example Sentences in Tagalog: (38)
Example sentences created by professional Filipino teachers and writers.
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I hope you win.
I hope you'd like this.
I hope you'd get to feel how I am feeling right now.
May the curse be upon you.
I hope this does not happen again.
I prayed hoping that you won't leave.
I hope you won't lose your trust in her.
I hope I win the lotto.
Let this be a lesson to you. / Hopefully this serves as a lesson to you.
I hope I'd be the one chosen.
I hope you would be able to understand me.
I hope it doesn't rain this afternoon.
I wish you/I hope you'll have a wonderful future.
I hope you won't feel lazy / lose steam (in doing something).
Nanditosanasi Roda, dahilmagseselostalagásiyá!
I just wish Roda was here, because she would be so jealous!
User-submitted Example Sentences (15):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Sana mamatay ka. Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I hope you die.
Sana mayaman ako. Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I wish I were rich.
Sana nasa Paris ako. Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I wish I were in Paris.
Sana nakinig ka sa akin. Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
You should've listened to me.
Sana makapunta ako ng Japan. Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I wish I could go to Japan.
Sana makapunta ako sa Hapon. Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I wish I could go to Japan.
Sana ay malakas ang memorya ko. Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I wish I had a better memory.
Sana sinabi mo sa akin kahapon. Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
You should've told me yesterday.
Gusto ko sana ng pulang mga sapatos. Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I wanted red shoes.
Maganda sana kung sama-sama tayong nagbiyahe. Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
It would've been great if we could've traveled together.
Sana sinabi mo na magsisimula ang pulong alas 2:30. Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I wish you'd told that the meeting was going to start at 2:30.
Sana nakinig ako sa kung anong sinabi ng aking nanay. Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I should've listened to what my mother said.
Kung may sapat na pera lamang ako, binilhin ko na sana ang bag na iyon. Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
If I had had enough money, I would have bought the bag.
Kung ako'y nakakapagsalita ng Ingles, hindi sana nila ako pinagtawanan. Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
If I had been able to speak English then, I would not have been made fun of.
Kapag may kaunting panahon ka pa, gusto sana kitang makausap tungkol sa ilang mga problema. Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
If you have a minute, I'd like to talk to you about some problems.