I always have a good laugh just remembering this word.I saw a Youtube video from a Korean learner and she used this word saying she was “excited”.One commenter ,a Korean commented “That makes you hot!” .Another commenter commented,”You must avoid using that word because it has a sexual meaning”.I searched this word in Naver .
[명사] excitement (격분) agitation , [동사] be[get] excited, work oneself up (기뻐서) be thrilled (화가 나서) getupset, lose one‘s cool
We have to look at the sample sentences to a have a clear usage of this word.
turn sb on
make sb hot
be sexually excited
I asked my language partner if 흥분(하다) mainly has a meaning of to be sexually arouse or excited and language partner confirmed it.
What bothers me is how come this word can be found in children’s book???헐
Well if you have a Korean bf or husband,this word will come in handy.ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ