- From German gemütlich ("comfortable, cozy, genial, pleasant"), from Middle High German gemüetlich, from gemüet ("mind, mentality") + -lich ("-ly"), equivalent to Gemüt (“mind, soul”) + -lich (“-ly”). More at mood, -ly. (Wiktionary)
“What happened," he said, "is that the gemutlich stores were replaced by gemutlich Burger King and gemutlich Kentucky Fried Chicken.”
“It used to be a German neighborhood full of gemutlich food shops and restaurants.”
“Its bar area is cozy and gemutlich, and there's finally a place to gather with neighbors that's neither trendy nor overpriced nor filled with crazy drag queens like Marlena's down the street.”
“This insistence on looking into the void goes in a strange way hand in hand with the gemutlich Schubert of the Trout Quintet and the Arpeggione Sonata.”
“Everybody is at least plump in this comfortable, gemutlich town, where everybody placidly locks his shop or office and goes home at noon to dine heavily on soup and meat and vegetables and pudding, washed down by the inevitable beer and followed by forty winks on the dining room sofa with the German Zeitung spread comfortably over the head as protection against the flies.”
“I had my own Black Swan moment when I got here at 11.00 and found that the hotel where I've stayed for 12 years - a family-owned inn, on the edge of town, not that convenient but wonderfully gemutlich in a Schweizdeutsch way - was under new management.”
“It is a glorious day, sun is shining, though a keen wind does take the edge off the warmth, but really just so good to sit here looking out the window and posting and all is relaxed and gemutlich.”
“Goebbels, had he lived could have had a field day in the New York Times, exhibiting gemutlich and distraught Frauleins whose innocent kinder had been murdered by barbaric Bolsheviks and evil”
“Once it was all over, we drove across what was called No-Man's Land, where many had died, I learned much later at a museum exhibit in the United States, trying to run away from the repressive world that was the East to a more gemutlich one in the West.”
“A gemutlich hum competes for attention with the ceaseless traffic.”
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