Gökotta' (approximately pronounced 'djuh-koo-ta' – sit on the T for half a second). It's a Swedish word meaning 'the act of getting up early specifically to go outside and listen to birdsong'.
Video of Gokotta in our neighborhood
Pronounce [zyohh-koh-tah], Gokotta is a Swedish word that describes the act of rising early just to go outside and hear the birds sing!
|The best untranslatable Scandi words you need to include in your everyday use from now on and forever|
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We have some great words that deserve to be used outside their humble Scandi origins. Thank you to everybody who wrote in with suggestions – we got far too many words to use them all, but we have included our best ones here.