gezellig koffie

Translating gezellig as cozy. Coffee and cake with friends is “nice” or “fun” since there’s not really a word for gezellig in English. Cozy is cuddled under blankets in a bed piled high with pillows, or snuggling in a ski lodge in front of a blazing fire. Cozy conveys warmth, quiet, feeling sheltered, intimacy. Do a Google Image search for the word cozy and you’ll see what I mean. But repeat after me: Gezellig ≠ Cozy.