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Foreign Words and Phrases Trivia Quiz

Foreign words and phrases that are now in common use in the English language! 10 Questions.

 
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1

The Italian phrase "la dolce vita" means what?

  • The good life
  • The sweet life
  • The easy life
  • The rich life

2

The Spanish word manana, meaning an unspecified time in the future, actually translates as what?

  • today
  • tomorrow
  • next week
  • whenever

3

Perestroika is the Russian word for what?

  • publicity
  • openness
  • reconstruction
  • building

4

The Hebrew word "goy" refers to what?

  • a foreinger
  • an intruder
  • a gentile (non-Jew)
  • a spiritual leader

5

The Japanese word "kamikaze" means what in English?

  • divine wind
  • empty hand
  • empty orchestra
  • battle cry

6

The Latin phrase "carpe diem" translates as what?

  • towards this
  • let the buyer beware
  • in glass
  • seize the day

7

"Kitsch" is the German word for something pretentious, inferior or in bad taste but what does it actually translate as?

  • rubbish
  • tacky
  • shiny
  • common

8

The Greek term "hoi polloi" translates into English as what?

  • the many
  • the elite
  • the aristocracy
  • the few

9

The French term "coupe de grace" translates into English as?

  • blow of state
  • occasion of war
  • according to law
  • blow of mercy

10

A gypsy would feel insulted if you called him a "pikey" as this word means?

  • a drunk
  • a liar
  • a thief
  • a criminal

 

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