expectation

expectation
ekspek-
noun
1) (the state of expecting: In expectation of a wage increase, he bought a washing-machine.) expectativa
2) (what is expected: He failed his exam, contrary to expectation(s); Did the concert come up to your expectations?) esperanza
expectation
tr[ekspek'teɪʃən]
noun
1 (hope, firm belief) esperanza
we watched in expectation observamos esperanzados
plural noun expectations
1 (confident feelings) expectativas nombre femenino plural
I had great expectations for the future tenía grandes expectativas de futuro
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SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
contrary to expectations contrariamente a lo que se esperaba
in expectation of con la esperanza de
to be beyond somebody's expectations ser mejor de lo esperado
to fall short of somebody's expectations no alcanzar las expectativas de alguien
not to come up to somebody's expectations no alcanzar las expectativas de alguien
expectation [.ɛk.spɛk'teɪʃən] n
1) anticipation: expectación f
2) expectancy: expectativa f
expectation
n.
espera s.f.
esperanza s.f.
expectación s.f.
expectativa s.f.
'ekspek'teɪʃən
noun
1)
a) u (anticipation)

in expectation of victory — previendo la victoria

an atmosphere of great expectation — un ambiente de gran expectación

b) u c (preconceived idea) (often pl) expectativa f

the performance came up to/fell short of our expectation(s) — la actuación estuvo/no estuvo a la altura de lo que esperábamos

2) expectations pl (of inheritance, promotion) expectativas fpl
[ˌekspek'teɪʃǝn]
N
1) (=state) expectación f

in expectation of — en espera de, previendo

2) (=hope) expectativa f , esperanza f

against or contrary to all expectation(s) — en contra de todos los pronósticos or todas las expectativas

it didn't live up to our expectations — no estuvo a la altura de lo que esperábamos

the holiday didn't come up to my expectations — las vacaciones no resultaron tan buenas como me esperaba

the response exceeded all our expectations — la respuesta sobrepasó todas nuestras expectativas

to fall below one's expectations — no llegar a lo que se esperaba

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['ekspek'teɪʃən]
noun
1)
a) u (anticipation)

in expectation of victory — previendo la victoria

an atmosphere of great expectation — un ambiente de gran expectación

b) u c (preconceived idea) (often pl) expectativa f

the performance came up to/fell short of our expectation(s) — la actuación estuvo/no estuvo a la altura de lo que esperábamos

2) expectations pl (of inheritance, promotion) expectativas fpl

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