Feierabend: There’s a Name For It

By Laurel Sutton

June 12, 2009

We love language, and this series features words from various languages around the world that capture universal, but complicated, human emotions or situations. It’s fun and (gasp!) educational, too!

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Today’s lesson, wishing you a happy Friday:

Feierabend (German, fire-AH-bend, noun) — Festive frame of mind at the end of the working day. From feire, “celebration”, and abend, “evening”

Source: They Have a Word for It, by Howard Rheingold.

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