Why the French don't show excitement

  • Friday, April 10, 2020 7:52 PM
    Message # 8892567
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Why the French don't show excitement

    Not only is ‘Je suis excité’ not the appropriate way to convey excitement in French, but there seems to be no real way to express it at all.

  • Monday, April 13, 2020 12:19 AM
    Reply # 8895448 on 8892567
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ah - the pitfalls of learning French.

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020 4:09 PM
    Reply # 8902060 on 8892567
    Anonymous

    Monica,

    Great insight about the lack of distinction en Francais between "excited" and "aroused" if you're in France!  What about in Quebec?

    I'm amused by a similar language distinction in English usage when a female British friend first encountered the name of my friend "Randy". 

  • Friday, April 17, 2020 1:26 PM
    Reply # 8906180 on 8892567
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Speaking as a British expat who has lived in the US for 35+ years - I still have a hard time calling someone Randy!


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