lagom

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Swedish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The adjective is attested since 1637, from the plural dative form of lag (law). The adverb is attested since 1675.

Adverb[edit]

lagom (comparative mer lagom, superlative mest lagom)

  1. (just) right, fitting, neither too much nor too little
    Soppan är lagom saltad.
    "The soup is salted just right."

Adjective[edit]

lagom

  1. (just) right, fitting, neither too much nor too little
    Den här lägenheten är precis lagom stor för min dotter.
    "This apartment is just the right size for my daughter."

Derived terms[edit]