In Norway there is a word that I hear all the time: 'koselig'. It means cozy, however it is used for many more situations that the English word.
For instance, a place can be cozy and some clothes can be cozy, but a person can also be cozy. It's not just a sensation or a feeling, for example, you could meet a person and decide that they were a ‘cozy’ person by the way that they spoke and behaved. It’s quite difficult to explain, but since I moved to Norway, I found myself using the word ‘cozy’, or, ‘koselig’ much more often.
It almost feels like part of the culture here. As I explained in my F-post, people enjoy spending cozy evenings in. In November I went for a ‘cozy’ walk by the river, on a night where they switched of all of the lights and lit hundreds of candles. My bedroom is cozy, with it’s ornaments, books and fur cones lining the shelves and last semester we had the coziest little birthday party for my best friend!
Do you like being cozy? What’s your favourite way to feel all warm and toasty and cozy and lovely?
Ha en koselig dag! (Have a cozy day!)