In swedish, lagom is an amount that is enough four yourself but does not make you seem greedy.
""Hur mycket ska jag ta?" "Lagom."
Lagom is a swedish term meaning "just about enough but not too much". Efor yourself but so that there are still enough for others.
"Hur mycket smör ska jag ha?" ("How much butter should I use?")
"Lagom." or "Ta lagom mycket" ("Use lagom much."
A Swedish word that describes an amount. It originates from the vikings. If they only had one cup to drink beer from, it was passed around the table, and each person should only drink an amount that made sure everybody would get some (Laget om = For everyone in the team). Therefore the amount is not always the same. If they had a lot of beer, they could drink more and the other way around. Basically it means "the perfect amount". However it has been defined (as a student prank) in the city of Lund, Sweden so you can actually go there to find out the exact definition...
- How much food do you want?
- Lagom (i.e. not too much, not too little)
- How far are we walking?