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In Other Words: 12 Words That Express Conviviality


Sobremesa, Spanish

Those moments after eating a meal when the food is gone but the conversation is still flowing. This time spent digesting and discussing after sharing food is a relaxed affair when no-one is in a rush to leave the table or the conversation.


Previa, Argentinian

A prelude to a night out... this pre-party is usually a drinks party at someone's apartment prior to hitting the dancefloor at a club.


Passegiata, Italian

The act of taking a leisurely walk, often on a Sunday evening. A chance to catch up with old friends, and the local gossip.


Guingettes, French

Riverside pavilions offering simple food, cheap wine, live music and dancing. A carefree summertime city escape.


Ré nao (热闹), Chinese

A place or situation that is not only fun and lively, but also has a special vibe that makes everyone want to be there.


Ceilidh, Scottish and Irish Gaelic

A traditional Scottish or Irish social gathering involving dancing, playing Gaelic folk music and plenty of craic – fun, entertainment.


Utepils, Norwegian

The act of sitting outside on a sunny day enjoying a beer, ideally with someone who makes you smile.


Gezelligheid, Dutch

A convivial, cozy, or warm atmosphere, but can also refer to the warmth of being with loved ones, the feeling of seeing a friend after a long absence, or a general togetherness.


Meza, Bosnian

Drinking (mostly, alcohol) and discussing some important topic, such as politics, with your friends or other random people in the coffeehouse.


Parea, Greek

A group of friends that get together regularly to share their life experiences, philosophies, values, and ideas.


Hygge, Danish

The atmosphere of being warm, safe, comforted, and sheltered. It also refers to the feeling of letting your guard down with the ones you trust and making the most of being together.


Gemütlichkeit, German

The feeling you get when you are on a sofa next to a roaring open fire – a sort of wintery contentedness. It also means a pleasant and cheerful atmosphere of belonging.