Discovering ‘Koselig’ in a Bergen Sauna

Fluent Fiction – Norwegian
www.FluentFiction.org/Norwegian
Story Transcript:
Nb: Ingrid og Lars var i Bergen.
En: Ingrid and Lars were in Bergen.

Nb: De skulle i badstue.
En: They were going to the sauna.

Nb: De var spente.
En: They were excited.

Nb: I Bergen var det ofte kaldt.
En: In Bergen, it was often cold.

Nb: Men i badstuen er det varmt.
En: But in the sauna, it was warm.

Nb: Det likte de.
En: They liked that.

Nb: Melkekartongene var plassert utenfor døren, og badstua var plassert i en liten hytte i hagen deres.
En: Milk cartons were placed outside the door, and the sauna was located in a small cabin in their garden.

Nb: De gikk inn i badstuen.
En: They entered the sauna.

Nb: Der satt en mann.
En: There was a man sitting there.

Nb: Han het Mike.
En: His name was Mike.

Nb: Mike var fra England.
En: Mike was from England.

Nb: Han var forvirret.
En: He was confused.

Nb: “Ingrid, hva er koselig?
En: “Ingrid, what is ‘koselig’?”

Nb: ” spurte Mike.
En: Mike asked.

Nb: Han så på Lars.
En: He looked at Lars.

Nb: “Lars, kan du forklare?
En: “Lars, can you explain?”

Nb: “Ingrid smilte.
En: Ingrid smiled.

Nb: Hun pekte rundt i badstuen.
En: She pointed around the sauna.

Nb: “Koselig er dette, Mike,” sa hun.
En: “This, Mike, is ‘koselig’,” she said.

Nb: “Ikke bare varmen, men selskapet.
En: “Not just the warmth, but the company.”

Nb: “Mike rynket pannen.
En: Mike furrowed his brow.

Nb: Han forsto ikke helt.
En: He didn’t fully understand.

Nb: Lars prøvde også å forklare.
En: Lars also tried to explain.

Nb: “Koselig er å føle seg hjemme,” sa han.
En: “Koselig is feeling at home,” he said.

Nb: “Det er å være avslappet og glad.
En: “It’s being relaxed and happy.”

Nb: “Mike nikket sakte.
En: Mike nodded slowly.

Nb: Men han virket fortsatt usikker.
En: But he still seemed unsure.

Nb: “Men hvorfor i en badstue?
En: “But why in a sauna?”

Nb: ” spurte han.
En: he asked.

Nb: “Fordi,” sa Ingrid, “selv om det er kaldt ute i Bergen, kan vi varme oss her.
En: “Because,” Ingrid said, “even though it’s cold outside in Bergen, we can warm up here.

Nb: Og det, Mike, er veldig koselig.
En: And that, Mike, is very ‘koselig’.”

Nb: “Mike tenkte lenge.
En: Mike thought for a while.

Nb: Han så på flammene.
En: He looked at the flames.

Nb: Han så på Lars og Ingrid.
En: He looked at Lars and Ingrid.

Nb: Han følte varmen.
En: He felt the warmth.

Nb: “Takk,” sa han til slutt.
En: “Thank you,” he said finally.

Nb: “Jeg tror jeg forstår nå.
En: “I think I understand now.

Nb: Badstue kan være koselig.
En: A sauna can be ‘koselig’.”

Nb: “Ingrid og Lars smilte.
En: Ingrid and Lars smiled.

Nb: De visste at Mike forsto.
En: They knew Mike got it.

Nb: I Bergen, i en badstue, lærte Mike om koselig.
En: In Bergen, in a sauna, Mike learned about ‘koselig’.

Nb: Og det var en god dag.
En: And it was a good day.

Nb: Alle var glade.
En: Everyone was happy.

Nb: De satt i den koselige varmen og delte mange gode minner.
En: They sat in the cozy warmth and shared many good memories.

Nb: Dette scenarioet er en perfekt beskrivelse av ‘koselig’ i norsk kultur.
En: This scenario is a perfect description of ‘koselig’ in Norwegian culture.

Nb: Fra da av, når han tenkte på ‘koselig’, tenkte han på badstua i Bergen med Ingrid og Lars.
En: From then on, when he thought of ‘koselig’, he thought of the sauna in Bergen with Ingrid and Lars.

Nb: Det ble hans forståelse av koselig, og han begynte selv å bruke det i samtalene sine.
En: It became his understanding of ‘koselig’, and he started using it in his conversations.

Nb: Og selv om vinteren i Bergen var kald og mørk, hadde Mike funnet en liten bit av varme og kos inne i en badstue og i selskapet med Ingrid og Lars.
En: And even though winter in Bergen was cold and dark, Mike had found a little bit of warmth and coziness inside a sauna and in the company of Ingrid and Lars.

Vocabulary Words:
badstue : sauna
Bergen : Bergen
spente : excited
kaldt : cold
varmt : warm
likte : liked
døren : door
hagen : garden
gikk inn : entered
mann : man
Mike : Mike
England : England
forvirret : confused
forklare : explain
smilte : smiled
koselig : cosy
varmen : warmth
selskapet : company
hjemme : home
avslappet : relaxed
glad : happy
pannen : head
forsto : understand
spurte : questioned
flammene : flames
minner : memories
forståelse : understanding
vinter : winter
mørk : dark
kos : coziness