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Lagom (in 1 minute)

Goldilocksson

Lagom is a popular Swedish phrase that takes ages to describe, even when you do it incorrectly.

I shall spare you the grammar lesson. Instead let’s rely on the irrepressible Pippi for an example:

Det är inte ille, jag har ju apa, häst och villa!

– Pippi Långstrump (Longstocking)

Translation:

It’s not so bad, I have a monkey, a horse and a house!

That’s pretty much all Pippi needs, so everything is just fine: lagom.

/Todd

P.S. Saved you 30 mins, you’re welcome.