How to say I’m excited to see you

Sooner or later you’ll need this one.    Maybe you’re catching up with an old friend you haven’t seen in a long time or maybe you’re going on a date.    It doesn’t matter what your reason is, this phrase is something you’ll want to have in your Spanish toolbox.

The first thing you need to know is the verb excitar is a false friend and will make you look like a perv and leave you very, very embarrassed.  You see, excitar means to arouse and in this case not the type of excitement we’re looking for.

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, there are two ways to say I’m excited to see you in Spanish.

Estoy emocionada de verte

Estoy emocionada por verte

The only difference between the two are those annoying little prepositions de and por, but don’t let those scare you. Let’s take a look at the difference between the two.

Estoy emocionada por verte

This is what you should use before you’re face to face with the person. When you’re talking on the phone or chatting about how great it’s going to be to finally see each other in person.

Estoy emocionada de verte

This is the one you want when you come face to face with that person. For example they just got off the plane and you’re giving them an abrazo fuerte (big hug).

By the way, I almost left out one small detail. Ladies should use emocionada while men need to use emocionado.

You could also use the word ansiosa or ansioso instead of emocionado.   Ansioso officially translates to anxious, but in the end the translation is the same.

And there you have it, pan comido (easy) right?

BEFORE YOU GO

When you find yourself traveling you’re going to need a lot more than the six Spanish phrases we discussed.

Take a look at the My Spanish Phrasebook app which contains these phrases and over 1900+ useful phrases for travel and conversation.

Developed by me, the application is collection of Spanish phrases I’ve learned and used while traveling and in conversation over the last 13 years.

You can search the list, hear the pronunciation of each phrase, there are notes on usage when needed and it even specifies if a given phrase is particular to a specific region of the Spanish speaking world.

And that’s it.   Stayed tuned for the next installment of Say it in Spanish.

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