I love this Dutch word...
We had a sociable game of Tenpin Bowls with the granddaughters yesterday....felt gezellig to me :)
According to Wikipedia, “A perfect example of untranslatability is seen in the Dutch language through the word gezellig, which does not have an English equivalent. Literally, it means cozy, quaint, or nice, but can also connote time spent with loved ones, seeing a friend after a long absence, or general togetherness.”
You’ll hear the word a lot when you are among the Dutch, so here are some indications as to how to understand and use it:
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