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Hoping for something - 〜といいな/といいね

Used when hoping for some event to occur, either for our own sake or for someone else's sake.

I hope X will happen (for my own sake):
Xといいな。

けんがうかるといいな。

I hope I can pass the exam.

When hoping for something for someone else's sake. we use instead of at the end of the sentence.

I hope X will happen (for someone else's sake):
Xといいね。

あきちゃんがけんうかるといいね

I hope Aki can pass the exam.

It can also be used for past actions for which the result is not known yet.
For example after submitting the exam, we hope that we passed, so the same sentence can be used here as well:

けんがうかるといいな。

I hope I can pass the exam.

With the above form, the confidence in a desirable outcome is not low. When expressing low confidence or doubt, we can use といいんだけど, meaning "it would be nice, but I'm not confident.".

けんがうかるといいんだけど。

I hope I can pass the exam. (I'm not confident)