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Anonymous whispered : What are your favorite Welsh words? (other than Hiraeth)


Cwtch /kʊtʃ/ is a Welsh word for a hug, cuddle or snuggle. But more than that, there is an element of intimacy, earnestness and ownership in cwtch that the closest English equivalents ”hug”, ”cuddle” and “snuggle” lack. 


cwtch creates a private safe place in a room or in two peoples hearts. It is a strong affection made manifest and can apply to lovers, friends, or a parent and child. Cwtch is snuggling and cuddling and loving and protecting and safeguarding and claiming, all rolled into one.


Cwtch is the feeling of a safe place or home that the hug, cuddle or snuggle gives. If you give someone a cwtch, you’re giving them a “safe place”.



A week from now, this blog will be turning 1. I would like to express my utmost and warmest gratitude, dear readers, for following and supporting Wordstuck and the words I’ve posted here. Advance happy birthday, Wordstuck!

I will fly to Manila, PH tomorrow to take review classes in preparation for the board exam and I will be staying for 2 months there, away from home. Apparently, I guess I’ll be getting a busier schedule (that is, I’ll be spending most of my time studying* and lesser time to read your messages), but don’t worry, I already made and queued quite a lot of posts for those months so you will still receive updates from this blog.

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