Anxious versus Eager

English tip:

I was going to meet my friend in Hong Kong next week. Over the e-mail, she said, "I am so anxious to meet you."

I was really puzzled and wondered what I’ve done.

After much explanation, we realized she meant to say she was "eager" or "excited" to see me. There are people who interchange these words- you can’t do that!

To be "anxious" implies a looming fear, dread or anxiety. It doesn’t mean you’re looking forward to something.