1. Eclat New Member

    Paris, France
    United States, English
    I just found out that when I say that "I'm excited" in French, that there's a sexual connotation that is unintentional on my part. Is there a way for me to say that I'm excited, without it being sexual?? Many thanks in advance...
  2. yourfairlady05 Senior Member

    English - United States
    Enthousiaste or impatient are some that I have heard.
  3. hirondelled'hiver

    hirondelled'hiver Senior Member

    Oui, dites:
    - j'ai super envie de... (partir en montagne)
    - ça me branche bien de (d'aller au restau)
    - j'ai hâte d'y être

    But we, french, are not as excited as US people when we do things :)
    And sometimes, we are and we don't say it.
    You have to find a way to say it with less enthousiasm.
  4. Eclat New Member

    Paris, France
    United States, English

    Haha, okay, thank you for that. :) I'm so embarrassed that I've been saying "Je suis excité" like that over and over again and no one ever even told me! Egads.
  5. Aoyama Senior Member

    川崎市、巴里 (黎)
    仏(佛)法語צרפתית Clodoaldien
    To be excited is a "faux ami" (not what you would expect in a word-to-word translation).
    Some options :
    Or also :
    -C'est super, génial, cool, hyper bien etc
    But this being said, for some reason, "It's exciting" has found its way in French as "c'est excitant", an irritating twist ...
  6. toban

    toban Senior Member

    English - Canada
    I'm excited to be here! = Je suis content d'être ici!

    I'm excited about going home for the holidays. = J'ai hâte d'aller chez nous pendant les fêtes.

    J'ai hâte works really well for situations where you could say "I'm looking forward to..."

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