1. J'espère que oui
J'espère que oui literally means 'I hope yes'. But of course, the intended meaning is similar to the English 'I hope so'.
For example, from an audio lesson I took not long ago from FrenchPod101 Level 2: Lesson 8, a guy was asking his friend about something like, "Elle t'aime aussi?" ("Does she like you too?), and his friend replied "Je ne sais pas, mais j'espère que oui." ("I don't know, but I hope so.")
2. Je l'espère
Another way to say 'I hope so' is je l'espère, which is the contracted form of je le espère or je la espère. This phrase literally means, 'I hope for that'.
3. J'espère bien
This phrase is not quite as easy translatable into English, but people also do use j'espère bien to mean 'I hope so'.
4. Je l'espère bien
Finally, you can also use je l'espère bien, which is essentially a combination of je l'espère and j'espère bien.
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