foreign words in English quiz

Foreign Words in English Quiz

You have carte blanche to test your knowledge with our foreign words in English Quiz based on ADDucation’s common foreign words list.

Carpe diem, cast off your angst for a rendezvous with our foreign words quiz, assuming you have the cojones?
We'll give you five minutes to answer 10 Foreign Words in English questions.
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1. If you're guilty of a faux pas you've:
2. What is the original meaning of al fresco?
3. We use la dolce vita to talk about the good life, but what does dolce literally mean?
4. In the original German a doppelganger means:
5. Cojones is the Spanish for:
6. We all know fiasco means failure, but what is the literal original Italian meaning of "far fiasco"?
7. cul-de-sac comes from the French for:
8. Baksheesh derives from the Persian word meaning:
9. The French raison d'etre means:
10. What is the literal meaning of tsunami?

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