k&k learn french 103 -
"Être emballé" (to be thrilled) is a slightly outdated expression but one you will come across in movies and books. Hear all about it in show 103.
To be wrapped up
To be thrilled
To be excited
To be taken with
Être content (to be happy)
Être charmé (to be charmed)
Être enthousiaste (to be enthusiastic)
Être enchanté (to be enchanted)
Être ravi (to be delighted)
Today, this phrase is most commonly used in the negative form, "ne pas être emballé" (to not be wrapped up = to not be excited about)
Katia est emballée chaque fois qu'un auditeur envoie des bonbons. Ah, elle est emballée aussi dès qu'un auditeur envoie un mail. Ah, et puis elle est emballée aussi quand il neige. Et quand il fait beau. Tout cette emballement, c'est suspect... ça doit être les médicaments.
Katia gets excited whenever a listener sends lollies. She also gets excited whenever a listener sends an email. And, well, she also gets excited when it snows. And when it's nice outside. All this excitement, it's suspicious... it must be the medication.
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