Hygge meaning? What is hygge about?
In the last couple of years, you may have come across a certain word: Hygge. But what does it really mean exactly? First, let’s start with how you say it.
If you’ve ever enjoyed reading a book indoors on a rainy day or a cup of hot tea on a winter night, you’ve experienced it without even knowing it.
Hygge is such an important part of being Danish that it is considered “a defining feature of our cultural identity and an integral part of the national DNA,” according to Meik Wiking, the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen.
“In other words, what freedom is to Americans. . . hygge is to Danes.”
This national obsession with all things cozy is credited as one of the reasons why Denmark is always at the top of the list of the world’s happiest countries, despite their infamously miserable winters. And recently, the rest of the world has begun to catch on to this wonderful way of life.
How to say it?
You pronounce it “hoo-ga”. This word doesn’t have a counterpart in the English language, therefore you can’t translate this Danish concept into one single word but encompasses a feeling of cozy contentment and well-being through enjoying the simple things in life. However, you can see some related words under here.
Synonyms and related words to hygge
Comfortable, be in your element, feel at home, comfortable, comfy, cozily, coziness, cozy.
Hygge design and home decor
A design about the Norwegian/Danish word Hygge. The word stands for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment.
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