gezelligheid

Vanaf vandaag begreep ik waarom de echo van ‘nooit’ ‘ooit’ is, waarom de weerklank van ‘iedereen’ ‘één’ is, en dat de overlijdensberichten van mensen in kranten te verdelen zijn in verschillende categorieën waaronder die van mensen die bestaan hebben en die van mensen die slechts waren. Hij kijkt zoals toen we ruzie hadden over wie er moest tellen met verstoppertje waarna we het binnen goed maakten met limonade, en vraagt waarom ik altijd alles kapot maak. Zijn ogen veranderen naar de blik die hij had toen hij zijn moeder een harde cavia in een ijskoud kartonnen doosje met slecht geproportioneerd geschilderde hartjes zag leggen. Ik haal mijn schouders op alsof het me niets doet. De enige reden dat ik elke dag naar de groepsgesprekken ging was om de verhalen van anderen te overtreffen. Gebroken vazen kun je lijmen tot je hem voor de te vaakste keer laat vallen en er stukjes kwijtraken. Sommige mensen kunnen niet gered worden.

A Series of Unfathomable Feelings (10/10)

AU Rommate!Steve x Reader

Summary: After Bucky decides to move in with his long-time girlfriend, Steve has to look for another roommate. But destiny, or rather Bucky, will set him with someone less boring than Steve intended.

Word Count: 1,493

Warnings: Language, Implied Smut, Fluffiest Fluff

A/N: Gezelligheid (Dutch) is the warmth of being with loved ones.

(cross-posted to Ao3)

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“Okay girls, we only have ten more minutes before she comes home with Steve. Come on, move!” Natasha shouted at the group of girls who ran around the room like headless chickens.

“I don’t think we will make it.” Wanda chewed on her nail. “We need more time!” She panicked before Natasha caught her shoulders.

“Calm down! It will be the best party in history.” Natasha said, looking straight into Wanda’s eyes as if she was trying to hypnotize her.

“But Y/n…”

“She will be here soon, don’t worry.”

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bts as beautiful and rare words (pt 2)

taehyung: gezelligheid {dutch: a very abstract term, could be translated to a cosy or fun atmosphere, but can also connote belonging, time spent with loved ones, the fact of seeing a friend after a long absence, or general togetherness that gives a warm feeling. or very simply, happiness}

jungkook: philocalist {english: a lover of beauty. One who appreciates beautiful people, places, objects, etc}

jin: bellitude {english: one who’s being encompasses loveliness and elegance; neatness. beauty of person, being and soul}

hoseok: sambhogakaya {tibetan: a being made entirely of light}

jimin: aoibhneas {greek: joy we feel from filling our senses with the world around us.}

yoongi: uitwaaien {dutch: to walk in the wind, meaning taking a brief break to clear one’s head and to reflect on life}

namjoon: yugen {japanese: an awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses too deep and mysterious for words. it is at the core of the appreciation of beauty and art}

#AESTHETIC
  • Aries: "Kefi" (the spirit of joy, enthusiasm, high spirits and frenzy, in which good times and passion for life are expressed with an abundance of exitement, happiness and fun)
  • Taurus: "Dauwtrappen" (walking barefoot in the morning grass (and gather spring flowers) or cycling through nature at dawn, when the grass is still covered in dew)
  • Gemini: "Temul" (signifies a sense of creativity and passion – to rush headlong, to be inspired, to have creative thoughts, and even to take a flight of fancy)
  • Cancer: "Yuan" (is often referred to as the 'predestined affinity' — the binding force that eventually brings two people together as friends or lovers in the future)
  • Leo: "Gibigiana" (the play of light reflected from water or mirror; figuratively, a woman who flaunts her charm or who wishes to dazzle you with her elegance)
  • Virgo: "Erlebnis" (an experience that one feels most deeply, and in a sense, 'lives through' – not just mere life experience, but something memorable which happens to someone)
  • Libra: "Derive" (spontaneous journey on which the subtle aesthetic contours of the landscape and architecture subconsciously attract and move the traveler, encountering an entirely new and authentic experience)
  • Scorpio: "Gezelligheid" (fact of seeing a friend after a long absence; the coziness, warmth and comfort of being at home, or being together with friends or loved ones sharing time in a pleasant and nice atmosphere)
  • Sagittarius: "Parea" (group of friends who gather together purely for the enjoyment of each other’s company to share experiences in life, their philosophies, values and ideas and to celebrate the simple things in life)
  • Capricorn: "Guanxi" (a personal relationship or connection based on mutual trust, loyalty and commitment by exchanging and returning favors so that all share the same benefit)
  • Aquarius: "Pabitel" (a person fascinated by their own fate, searches for beauty in the simplest objects and events, and likes to twist reality around to fit their liking; someone who proves that life is worth living)
  • Pisces: "Hyggelig" (a complete absence of anything annoying, irritating or emotionally overwhelming, and the presence of and pleasure from comforting, gentle and soothing things)

anonymous asked:

I was wondering if there is any translation for the Dutch word "gezellig" other than "cozy", because the Dutch don't use it as "cozy" (that's what they told me when I was visiting Amsterdam).

cozy; comfort, warmth, and relaxation; snug; homely; welcoming 

gezelligheid (Dutch) - convivial, cosy, fun, quaint, or nice atmosphere; belongingness, time spent with loved ones, the fact of seeing a friend after a long absence, or general togetherness; the coziness, warmth and comfort of being at home, or being together with friends or loved ones sharing time in a pleasant and nice atmosphere

Gemütlichkeit (German) - a situation that induces a cheerful mood, peace of mind, with connotation of belonging and social acceptance, coziness and unhurry

hyggelig (Danish / Norwegian) - a complete absence of anything annoying, irritating or emotionally overwhelming, and the presence of and pleasure from comforting, gentle and soothing things

уют (Bulgarian / Russian) - a moment of where one is in peace, cozy, relaxed and at ease with one’s self or being with friends experiencing belongingness and acceptance 

existentie  asked:

any favorite dutch words??

gezelligheid [ɣəˈzɛləɣɦɛit] (n. Dutch)

convivial, cosy, fun, quaint, or nice atmosphere;

belongingness, time spent with loved ones, the fact of seeing a friend after a long absence, or general togetherness;

the coziness, warmth and comfort of being at home, or being together with friends or loved ones sharing time in a pleasant and nice atmosphere

GEZELLIGHEID

[noun]

a Dutch abstract noun (adjective form gezellig) which, depending on context, can be translated as convivial, cosy, fun, quaint, or nice atmosphere, but can also connote belonging, time spent with loved ones, the fact of seeing a friend after a long absence, or general togetherness; the comfortable feeling that one has when surrounded by friends. The word is considered to be an example of untranslatability, and is one of the hardest words to translate to English.

Etymology: the word derives from gezel which means companion or friend. During the Middle Ages a gezel was also the Dutch term for a journeyman, which in the Dutch guild system formed a group around a single Master craftsman; hence the added meaning of belonging.

[Ilana Exelby]

Gemütlichkeit

German abstract noun. It’s closest English equivalent is “coziness,” but it also connotes cheerfulness, conviviality, social acceptance, a calm atmosphere, and the notion of belonging.

The Dutch word “Gezelligheid” and the Danish word “Hygge” are very similar.

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Just got home from Andrew Bird’s Gezelligheid show in San Francisco. 

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