Hygge (HOOG-uh or HYOO-guh)
1. noun Danish loanword that can be roughly translated to cosiness
2. a special quality of relaxation and conviviality that creates a feeling of contentment and happiness
This is one of our favourite words of the year and we have the Danes to thank, for whom hygge forms an important part of their culture. Visit Denmark describe hygge as 'creating a nice, warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people around you' - this sounds good to us! It's the perfect season for hygge too, so let's light some candles, drink hot chocolate and get cosy this winter.
Tell us about any of your most hygge moments in the comments below.