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7 Ways to Say “I Hope So” in French

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It's important to learn how French native speakers pepper their speech with natural expressions like “I hope so”, instead of only saying “Oui, oui” all the time! Let's explore the 7 ways you can use to express “I hope so” in French.

7 Ways to Say “I Hope So” in French
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1. J'espère que oui

J'espère que oui literally means “I hope yes”, but it is better translated as “I hope so” in English.

2. Je l'espère

Another way to say “I hope so” is je l'espère. This phrase can be translated as, “I'm hoping for that”.

3. J'espère bien

French speakers also use j'espère bien to mean “I hope so”.

4. Je l'espère bien

You can also use je l'espère bien, which is essentially a combination of je l'espère and j'espère bien.

5. J'espère que c'est le cas

If you want to sound a little more formal, you can say j'espère que c'est le cas, which means "I hope that's the case".

6. J'espère que cela soit vrai

J'espère que cela soit vrai means "I hope that is true".

7. J'espère que ça se realisera

If you want to sound a little more poetic, j'espère que ça se realisera is a phrase you can use. If translated literally into English, it means "I hope that it will be realized", though it is better translated as "I hope that it will come true".

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