(This is the 100th article if I counted correctly. I'm amazed!)
Anyway, we were having dinner and were talking about something. The word "cozy" was uttered by someone and this is what followed:
BK1: "Papa, was heisst 'cozy'?" ("papa, what does 'cozy' mean?)
BM: "Ca veut dire quoi, 'gemütlich'?" ("what does 'gemütlich' mean?")
BK1: "snuggly" (and she makes a gesture like she's pulling up her blanket)
How easy it was for her to find the word and say it! I was still thinking about how we Germans always claim that "gemütlich" has so many things attached it cannot properly be translated.
And that's the difference between speaking a couple of languages and growing up with them. I will never be able to do what she does.