Translation of wish in Spanish:


deseo, n.

Pronunciation /wɪʃ/

See Spanish definition of deseo


  • 1

    deseo masculine
    wish to + inf
    to make a wish pedir un deseo
    • her fairy godmother granted her wish su hada madrina le concedió el deseo
    • her wish came true su deseo se hizo realidad
    • he expressed a wish to be alone expresó su voluntad / deseo de estar solo
    • his last / dying wish su última voluntad
    • to go along with sb's wishes hacer la voluntad de algn
    • They knew his fears and best hopes, his wishes and his dying dreams.
    • We are a mixed bag of people, with different ideals, hopes, wishes and dreams.
    • She told me she was comfortable talking to him, and he supported her wish to continue getting her education.
    • And his only wish now is to continue telling stories till the last breath.
    • However his greatest wish was to continue his pastoral work in Ghana.
    • The men continue to work for themselves, which is a feature of gypsy life, as is their wish to continue to live in caravans.
    • When you don't have a strong sense of self, you become a reflection of other people's hopes, wishes, expectations and opinions about you.
    • Maybe because he had long since given up hope that such a wish was anything but a childish dream.
    • We all shared a wish, a hope, and a dream to bring back justice, freedom and most of all fun.
    • This can have the effect of leaving letters unread, the opposite of the desired wish of the writer.
    • Happy birthday and I hope your wish for a huge boost to global development comes true.
    • There is agreement in the wish to overcome the current situation as anomalous.
    • We care enough about Jackie that we simultaneously hope that his wish to go to war will be granted, and that it never will.
    • The idea of the lake stretching across the whole world was only a desire, a wish shared by everyone in Belryno.
    • Of course that occurs, but people sell their land because, as the treaty assumed, it may be their wish and desire to do so.
    • You however did, and as I'm twenty I no longer have to follow your every wish and whim.
    • But it must be more than a hope or a wish, more than knowing that it is good for you.
    • I guessed that my life was such a disaster that I didn't have the mind to have a dream, a wish of my own.
    • We expect and hope that Australia and Indonesia have the same wish.
    • We both expressed our wish to continue these talks and to find sensible solutions.
  • 2wishes plural

    she sends her best wishes manda muchos recuerdos / saludos
    • with our best wishes for a speedy recovery deseándole una pronta mejoría
    • give your mother my best wishes dale a tu madre muchos recuerdos de mi parte
    • with my sincere good wishes for the future con mis mejores deseos para el futuro
    • best wishes, Jack saludos / un abrazo de Jack

transitive verb

  • 1

    (desire fervently)
    to wish sth on sb desearle algo a algn
    to wish (that)
    • All parents, coaches and mentors are welcome to attend these sessions, which are most valuable for any parents wishing to become involved with the Club.
    • Also needed are locals wishing to get involved by decorating their home, shop, office or workplace along a 1940s theme for the festival weekend.
    • Some of the matters involved in States wishing to retain controls go beyond the simple issues of ministerial empires.
    • The centre now offers a group program dealing with grief and loss as well as training for men wishing to be involved in community work.
    • Any boat owner wishing to become involved in Boatwatch can get a registration form from their local marine office or police station.
    • Ladies wishing to be involved in the fundraising feat should be aged over 17.
    • There is also a YPT scheme for younger teenagers and the BAC offers opportunities to virtually anyone in the borough who wishes to become involved in theatre.
    • In addition, he has made it known that he wishes to become involved in charity work.
    • Well, it is not just a question of the Met, I think any of the individuals involved would wish to defend their position and their reputation.
    • If those involved wish to risk their lives that is their choice but to risk the lives of the public is another matter entirely.
    • He had approached the headmaster in advance of the trial and was told that neither the children nor their parents wished to be involved.
    • I was involved with parties who wished to purchase my property at any cost.
    • He also understood that WFD were involved and wished to rebuild that connection.
    • I wish to be involved in deciding the treatment I receive as much as possible.
    • His attitude is that he does not wish to be involved in any argument whether this valuation is right or wrong.
    • The event is aimed to support those already involved and encourage any woman wishing to take up the sport.
    • She said the company had subsequently done an urgent review of the stores involved and then decided it did not wish to renew the Post Office contracts.
    • Let those involved decide if they'd wish to participate in the meting out of justice.
    • Alternatively, you may wish to complain to the estate agent involved.
    • I wish to record my gratitude and congratulations to all those involved.
    • Any girl wishing to get involved can contact Carmel Lynch on 41839.
  • 2 formal

    desear formal
    to wish sb/sth to + inf formal desear que algn/algo + subj
    they wish to be alone quieren estar solos
    • I wish to be informed as soon as possible deseo que se me informe tan pronto como sea posible
    • should you wish to do so … si así lo deseara …
  • 3

    (want for sb)
    we wish you every happiness te deseamos lo mejor
    • wish me luck! ¡deséame suerte!
    • he called to wish me (a) happy birthday/(a) merry Christmas me llamó para desearme feliz cumpleaños/feliz Navidad
    • I wish you well espero que te vaya bien
    • to wish sb good night darle las buenas noches a algn
    • I don't think he wishes you any harm / ill no creo que quiera que te pase nada malo
    • Alan and Lisa are wished every success and happiness.
    • Both young people are wished every happiness and success in the years ahead.
    • She calls after us to wish us a Shabbat Shalom and while we bless her with health, happiness and success, she wishes us the same.
    • He is pursuing a professional career in dance and of course our family wishes him every success and happiness.
    • She wished him every success with his latest publication.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (make magic wish)
    pedir un deseo
  • 2

    (want, desire)
    as you wish, sir como usted mande / diga, señor
    • if you wish como quieras
    • simply wishing won't make it go away con 'ojalá' no se arregla nada