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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Friluftsliv “Free air life,” signifying a fundamental understanding of the positive impact of being in nature Norwegian nature health
Janteloven Jante’s law; a set of social codes or norms that emphasize the importance of collective success rather than individual Norwegian society positive interaction
Dugnad Communal work in a gathering for mutually accomplishing a task (ex: a knitting bee) Norwegian work society connection
Kos Cosiness, warmth, intimacy; kose as a verb; koselig as an adjective. Norwegian attribute
Forelsket The euphoria you feel when you're first falling in love. Norwegian love feeling change
Pålegg Anything that you can put in a sandwich Norwegian food
Avspasere To take a day (or more) off from work (e.g., because one has previously worked overtime and has built up credit). Norwegian society time
Utepils The act of sitting outside on a sunny day enjoying a beer Norwegian event life positive



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