🤞Free epic German newsletter?! Yaaaas!

I don't spam! Read my privacy policy for more info.

begeistert (von)

Meanings

1.
excited, ardent, enthralled
(there are many translations but the common theme is that you're in very good, excited spirits about something)

Word Family

Root: *gheis-

The core idea of this root was:

excited, nervous, anxious

It’s the origin of the English words ghost and ghastly. The idea of ghost started from a sense of scary, but slowly took on the notion of disappearing.

German and English both used ghost/Geist as translation for spirit in the context of the bible.
In German, this became mainstream, so a Geist can be a scary ghost, but it’s also the word for the “mind” of a person.

0 0 votes
Article Rating

Questions and Comments

🗨
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments


Never miss out!

Join over 20.000 German learners and get my epic newsletter whenever I post a new article :)

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.