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Resfeber: The Feeling of Heart-Pounding Adventure

The feeling of resfeber at the start of a new journeyIf you’ve ever traveled to another country, then you’ve probably felt the thrilling combination of extreme excitement and minor panic during the hours leading up to your departure.

Swedish speakers know this to simply be a case of ‘resfeber,’ and at Mango, it’s our new mantra.

What exactly is resfeber?

We’re forever grateful for the oddly specific definitions that Scandinavian languages provide us (like these uniquely accurate cold weather words, for example).

Frequent travelers have the Swedish language to thank for pinning down the rush of emotions felt before a journey begins. The word you’ve been searching for to describe that heart-racing feeling is ‘resfeber.’

 

Resfeber [RIESfieber]: The heart-pounding thrill that every traveler feels at the start of a new adventure.

 

Like Mango, resfeber is for the bold — the ones with the tenacity to follow through, addicted to the flood of excitement and fear that a new challenge brings.

What does resfeber feel like?

Think: wanderlust, but better. It’s the rush you feel when your plane touches down in an unfamiliar land. It’s the light-headed elation of choosing to push beyond your boundaries to try something completely new. It’s the scary amazing sensation that makes travel addicts out of all of us.

Ready to make resfeber a more familiar feeling? Challenge yourself to discover a more profound understanding of language and culture.

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Lydia Koehn
Written by Lydia Koehn

E aí, tudo bem! A lively lexicologist, Lydia loves munching on alliterative morsels almost as much as she enjoys swapping tales of travel adventures.

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