See also: Ojala

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish oxalá, from Arabic وَشَاءَ اللّٰه(wašāʾa llāh, and may God will it). Compare Portuguese oxalá.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

ojalá

  1. hopefully (I hope that)
  2. if only
    El gato ha estado escondiéndose debajo del sofá desde que se levantaron los chicos. Ojalá que yo pueda hacer lo mismo.
    The cat has been hiding under the couch since the kids woke up. If only I could do the same.

InterjectionEdit

ojalá

  1. I hope so; let’s hope so
  2. God willing
  3. I hope (that); let’s hope (that) (followed by present subjunctive)
  4. God grant (that) (followed by present subjunctive)
  5. I wish (when used to refer to past events)