Tuesday 6 December 2016

Alphabet Club Catch Up - G

I'm super behind with my being behind! But hopefully, I'll get teo TAC posts out as well as a regular post this week to be kind of up to date again. So without further ado, here comes 'G'!


For this letter's word, I was searching the internet for German words that don't have a proper English translation, and one word I came across was 'Geborgenheit'. Geborgenheit is, generally speaking, a feeling of safety, but more than that - it's also feeling warm and cozy and protected. Like you felt as a child when your mum or dad held you tight and you knew that nothing in the world was going to hurt you - that kind of feeling. I can't think of a good translation off the top of my head, but is there actually none?

5 comments:

Pamela said...

I like that word! Beautiful framed stitching.

Bea said...

That is a beautiful piece of stitching. I cannot think of an English phrase or word that is a good translation. Your explanation is probably as close as you'll get.

Brigitte said...

Du kommst mit sehr guten deutschen Begriffen, die man wirklich kaum ├╝bersetzen kann. Bei diesem Wort w├╝rde ich mich auch schwer tun.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

That is an excellent word. Google Translate gives "security" but I think it's rather more than that. We need a word!

Heather said...

Nice word and pretty framing :)