September 22, 2008


Subject: untranslatable
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 12:20:20 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Dan,

I was just browsing the web and through a number of art websites ran into your blog. Here's an untranslatable word. "Gezellig". It's a Dutch word, and there's just no other word for it in any languages that I know (English, German, Spanish and French). The closest description in English would be "cosy", but that doesn't even begin to cover the meaning. Our dictionary describes it as a "A kind of homely feeling/ friendly feel/ cozy". But even that doesn't cover the meaning us Dutch people know the word contains.

Well, hope thats something to add to the list.


Posted by dwaber at September 22, 2008 03:14 PM