is a Sino-Vietnamese word, in which:
– “Phấn” is the action of spreading one’s wings to prepare for flying, normally used to describe “an attempt”.
– “Khởi” means waking up, getting up, or putting something up.
According to Vietnamese Dictionary by Hoàng Phê, “phấn khởi” means “feeling happy upon receiving encouragement”.
E.g. He felt happy upon knowing his score in Vietnamese comprehension exam.