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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
Kos Cosiness, warmth, intimacy; kose as a verb; koselig as an adjective. Norwegian attribute
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
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
Forelsket The euphoria you feel when you're first falling in love. Norwegian love feeling change
Utepils The act of sitting outside on a sunny day enjoying a beer Norwegian event life positive
Dugnad Communal work in a gathering for mutually accomplishing a task (ex: a knitting bee) Norwegian work society connection



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