When "sana" is followed by a verb, for example: "Sana manalo ka" (I hope you will win), the verb remains in the infinitive aspect/tense. The verb is not conjugated into the contemplated aspect (future tense) as you would in English ("will win"). It may be helpful to think of "sana" as already having an implicit future connotation built into the word, and that is why the following verb is not in the contemplated aspect / future tense.
Formal Rank: #114 Casual Rank: #65 ** A lower rank means the word is used more frequently. For example, rank #1 would be the most frequently used word.
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Sana Example Sentences in Tagalog: (39)
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