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Hoping with 〜といい

〜といいです is used to express a desire for something nice to happen for someone. This has a meaning of “I hope (desired outcome).” The preceding verb is in its stem form.

The desired outcome is one the speaker has no direct control over. If the outcome benefits the speaker, rather than someone else, といいんですが or といいんですけど is used instead, which adds modesty.


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