foreign words in English quiz

Foreign Words in English Quiz

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We'll give you five minutes to answer 10 Foreign Words in English questions.
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1. What is the literal meaning of tsunami?
2. We all know fiasco means failure, but what is the literal original Italian meaning of "far fiasco"?
3. In the original German a doppelganger means:
4. Baksheesh derives from the Persian word meaning:
5. Smorgasbord is in common usage these days for a wide variety of choice, but which language does it come from?
6. Schadenfreude seems to be the word of the year lately. What is the exact translation from German?
7. If someone has chutzpah they have:
8. Carpe diem means:
9. If you're guilty of a faux pas you've:
10. What is the literal Latin meaning of non sequitur?

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