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Friluftsliv is My New Favorite Word

Friluftsliv — pronounced free-loofts-liv translates directly from Norwegian as "free air life."


It's a concept we don't really have a word for in English, and doesn't translate easily, but it's a word used in Norway to describe a life spent exploring and appreciating nature.


(I know, I used that water photo in a previous post. So what. It's pretty.)

Read more about friluftsliv here

My second-favorite new word is the Danish word "hygge" but it has more to do with winter, so it moved to number two, because it's March and things are blooming, but it's fabulous, and you can read about its meaning here