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 03:14 PM