hyggelig

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hyggelig

Cozy, relaxing, and enjoyable. This term, approximately pronounced "HUE-guh-li," comes from the Danish word "hygge," which describes an appreciation of life's simple pleasures. Primarily heard in US. It's been so gloomy and cold this winter that I appreciate these hyggelig moments at home more than ever.
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While both are decidedly hyggeligt, the book shows how hygge exemplifies togetherness and the quality of personal time.
"It's ingrained in conversation: I will invite you over for Friday evening and then during the week we'll talk about how 'hyggeligt' Friday is going to be, and on Friday we'll be very explicit and verbal about how 'hyggelig' this is, and then on Monday we'll talk about how 'hyggelig' Friday was."
The cafe culture of Danish cities is very hyggeligt. Even though it wasn't warm when I visited there were lots of friends cosied up on seats outside coffee shops and restaurants.
As I tuck into a delicious Danish pastry I picked up on the way here, I'm beginning to understand what the Danes mean when they say something is hyggeligt. Roughly translated, hyggelig means 'cosy' in English, though it doesn't quite do justice to it.