Friday, October 01, 2010

The Danish Art of Hygge

The Danes have a word that's hard to translate, and no foreigner can hope to pronounce, but it's as Danish as pork roast and cold beer
we read in The Danish Art of Hygge (tak til Valerie).
It's hygge, and it goes far in illuminating the Danish soul.

The closest we can come phonetically is "hooga," if we try forming our mouths for "ee" while saying "oo." It doesn’t translate directly into any other language but we can illustrate it in action.