Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Thursday August 27, 2009

ilusionado, adjective:
hopeful; excited

Ilusionado comes from the noun ilusión and shares its positive meanings of hope and excitement.

un grupo de jóvenes demócratas ilusionados
a group of young democratic hopefuls

Está ahora muy ilusionado con su nuevo proyecto.
He’s very excited about his new project.

In the structure estar ilusionado con algo referring to a future event, it often means to look forward to something:

El equipo está muy ilusionado con la apertura del nuevo restaurante.
The team is really looking forward to the opening of the new restaurant.

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