As 2012 is slipping away, it’s time to set the record straight for 2013! Many people are making nytårsforsætter (et nytårsforsæt in the singular), or New Year’s resolutions, about things to improve or achieve during the upcoming year. I asked some family members and friends about their nytårsforsætter:
- at leve sundt (to live healthy)
- at begynde at træne (to start training)
- at snakke pænt til konen (to talk nice to the wife)
- at læse mere (to read more)
- at starte et nyt og bedre liv (to start a new and better life)
- at rydde op (to tidy up)
- at lave færre overspringshandlinger (to do fewer displacement activities)
- at bruge mere tid til at være social på Facebook (to spend more time being social on Facebook)
- at læse færre netaviser (to read fewer online newspapers)
- at bygge en garage (to build a garage)
- at holde op med at ryge (to quit smoking)
- at lave flere lektier (to do more homework)
- at dyrke mere sport (to do more sport)
What are your resolutions for 2013?
Fun fact for language geeks: In Denmark, many think that the word for new year’s resolution is actually ”nytårsfortsæt”, which means ”new year’s continue” (fortsæt)!