how do you say “excited” in Hebrew?


The Hebrew word for emotion is רגש . You might recognize it in the word (active-causative verb) for to feelלהרגיש .

You’ll also spot it in the reflexive-intensive verb להתרגש – to get excited or to get emotional.

For example:

היא מתרגשת לקראת הטיסה שלה למקסיקו.

She’s excited for her flight to Mexico.


הוא התרגש בחתונה של הבת שלו.

He got emotional at his daughter’s wedding.

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