Foreign Words and Phrases

There are some smart people out there--some smarter than others. Some even know some words or phrases in some foreign languages. Here is your chance to test your skill at deciphering foreign tongues and identifying them. I trust you're up to the challenge.

Even if you've never studied a foreign language before, this quiz is for you. Eliminate the answers you know are wrong, and focus in on your common sense super-powers! If you've studied a language or two this is especially for you. There are some people out there, few as they are, who are try-lingual--that is, they'll try any language! If this is you, I couldn't stop you from taking this quiz. If you're addicted to languages, please direct others like you to this quiz. Ready to give it a try? Begin......if you dare!

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1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
Male
Female
3. Which German word means both "health" and "God bless you"?
Halsa
Wein
Gesundheit
hara kiri
Heimweh
4. Caliente is Spanish for:
a calzone
calender
a kind of vegetable
hot; warm
fine; good
5. Mazel-tov is Yiddish for:
matzoballs
congratulations; good luck
the name of a river in Israel
enchilada
Hazelnut-butter
6. Which is not an acceptable translation for "Bonjour" (French)?
Where's the railway station, please?
Good morning
How do you do?
Good afternoon
Good day
7. "Mange takk" is "thank you very much" in which language?
Polish
German
Swahili
Dutch
Norwegian
8. "Do widzenia" means "good-bye" in which language?
Hungarian
Korean
Polish
Greek
Russian
9. "Buenas noches" is Spanish for:
Good nachos
Good night
Merry Christmas
Refried beans
Coup d'etat, sudden seizure of power
10. "Talar Ni engelska?" is Swedish for
Tolerate the English?
The British are coming?
Kill the white people?
Do you speak English?
Do you enjoy listening to ska?
11. "Good-bye" in Italian would be:
Adios
Adjo
Guoda bio
Quando
Arrivederci
12. The days of the week: Sonntag, Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag, Freitag, Samstag. Which language?
Arabic
Croatian
Gaelic
German
Russian
13. "What be happ'nin'?" would mean:
What is occuring which concerns you?
The central heating doesn't work
Do you have a fixed-price menu?
Can you change a traveller's cheque, please?
Your passport, please.
14. The Greek phrase "Milate Gallika;" means:
Do you speak French?
I am pleased to meet you
My latte is too weak
roasted lamb
more garlic (please)
15. "vous avez raison" is French for:
Two scoops of raisins
Your raisin-bread, (monsieur / madame)
You are right
Strive for reason
Love is reason
16. The word "voortrekker" is Afrikaans for:
space enthusiast
pioneer
spirituality
foreclosure
beer-drinker
17. In Latin, "insula" means
entrance
insult
veal broth
incarcerate
island
18. The word "carreg" means "stone" in which language?
Danish
Welsh
Turkish
Spanish
Mandarin
19. "Gemeinschaft" is German for:
"You're fired"
community
birthday
gold mine
yesterday
20. "Vamos a nadar" is Spanish for:
Let's go swimming
Get rid of third party candidates
Let's go nowhere
Be kind to nature
Speak to no one
21. "Porta" is Latin for
temporary latrines
wine
door
mushroom
artificial
22. "Ei" is "no" in
Finnish
French
German
Italian
Russian
23. If you wanted to ask "Have you any chicken soup" in Dutch, which would be the best words to use?
Har De honsesuppe?
Hebt U kippesoep?
Reckon you got that thar chiken soop?
Avez-vous du potage au poulet?
Tem caldo de galinha?
24. How would you best say "little war" in Spanish?
blitzkrieg
stalag
guerrilla
microbellum
pocoguarrdia
25. "Larghetto" is Italian for
a rope circling overhead
a large-sized pasta
the wrong side of the railroad tracks
somewhat slow music
ethnic community
26. "Gazpacho" is Spanish for
a spicy cheese for tacos & nachos
similar to a raincoat
military police
a wrapping to cover a wound
a cold vegetable soup
27. "Jeden, dwa, trzy, cztery,..." is "One, two, three, four,..." in which language?
Portuguese
Serbian
Swedish
Polish
Egyptian
28. Kala Xristougenna is close to "Merry Christmas" in which language?
Navajo
Flemish
Greek
Japanese
Minnesotan
29. "Cead mile failte" is Gaelic for
visualize Guiness
one hundred thousand welcomes
wan'na fight????
one hundred thousand bagpipes
it's your own fault
30. The Spanish phrase "?Puedo irme ahora?" means
can I go now?
how do I love thee?
can I kiss you tenderly?
Can we get together soon?
Do you know how to polka?

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