Hopa (pronounced hope-ah) is a tough word to translate because it’s used in two different situations.
The most general way to think of regular hopa is something like “oops-a-daisies”.
Waiter drops some dishes – HOPA!
Your friend stumbles on the sidewalk – HOPA!
You spill beer on yourself because you’re drunk – HOPA!
The other way it’s used is in the expression hopa sus (hope-ah seuss) which means something like “come on, you can do it, you can climb this thing”.
Little kid, whose hand you’re holding, is trying to walk up the next stair – HOPA SUS!
You’re helping a friend board the incredibly steep stairs of a train – HOPA SUS!
Little kid falls of his sled and you’re encouraging him to get back on it – HOPA SUS!
You fall off a horse in a desperate attempt to impress a chick and the instructor patiently tells you to quit clowning around and get back on – HOPA SUS!
Hmm…. maybe a better translation for hopa sus would be “up and at ‘em” otherwise known in some parts as “up and Adam” LOL.
HOPA! NOW YOU TOO KNOW WHAT IT MEANS ;)