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English has borrowed many words from other languages. Here you'll find quizzes on many of these words.   

There are 52 quizzes and 525 trivia questions in this category.
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1
Excuse My French

Please excuse me, but I must use French words in this English quiz. Here's ten questions about French words adopted into the English language.
Easy (10 qns)
guitargoddess
7602 plays
2
Sources of English: Latin

Already when still living on the Continent the Anglo-Saxon tribes had picked up many words from their Roman enemies. Then came Church Latin. The Norman Conquest added large portions of French. But then there was the Renaissance. See for yourself.
Average (10 qns)
flem-ish
10362 plays
3
Speaking German: in English

As with other languages, many German words have found their way into English. How many of them do you know?
Easy (10 qns)
rossian
4791 plays
4
Borrowed English Words from Japanese

You may not have realized it, but the Japanese language has helped play its part in shaping the English language vocabulary. Here are 10 examples of this phenomenon...enjoy and learn!
Average (10 qns)
thejazzkickazz
7161 plays
5
Borrowed English Words from Arabic

You may not be aware of it, but English has many borrowed words from languages throughout the world! Quite a number of English words come originally from Arabic. See if you can figure out which ones are from Arabic below...good luck!
Tough (10 qns)
thejazzkickazz
4545 plays
6
What Does My Latin Quote Mean?

I'll give you a Latin quote that people use in everyday life even today - and you select the nearest correct translation of it. Have fun :)
Very Easy (10 qns)
Creedy
3015 plays
7
What Language Did These Words Come From?

This is a quiz on etymology- the origin of some common words. From what languages did these words originate?
Average (15 qns)
crisw
9798 plays
8
The Long Journey to English

Here are ten words from ten different cultures that, over time, have made their way into the English language. Can you work them out from the clues given?
Easy (10 qns)
Creedy
885 plays
9
Speaking Italian: in English

Many Italian words have been adopted as part of the English language. This quiz will test your knowledge of some of them.
Average (10 qns)
rossian
612 plays
10
English from Australian Aboriginal Words

This quiz introduces words that have entered the English language - especially here in Australia - from the wide variety of Aboriginal Languages. I'm sure you'll recognize quite a few!
Average (10 qns)
MikeMaster99
396 plays
11
Latin in the Modern World

I am going to look at ten Latin words or phrases which have survived into modern English. Be careful sometimes the literal translation from Latin doesn't match the modern day meaning associated with the word or phrase.
Easy (10 qns)
BxBarracuda
4281 plays
12
I Got These Words from India

A number of words from Hindi, Sanskrit and other native languages of the Indian subcontinent have found their way to English over the years. Take a look at some of them.
Average (10 qns)
zorba_scank
354 plays
13
Take Me To Your Lieder!

This quiz explores different ways of spending the evening, each of them involving borrowed vocabulary.
Average (10 qns)
dellastreet
Apr 19 16
327 plays
14
Heard in Hawai'i

English is spoken a little differently in Hawai'i compared to the other 49 states. Test your knowledge of these words, borrowed from the Hawaiian language, that a visitor might hear in the islands.
Average (10 qns)
CellarDoor
447 plays
15
International Borrowed Word Matchup

Here is another quiz on the origins of some English words. Match up the English word with its original language.
Average (10 qns)
Bruyere
Jun 24 16
381 plays
16
Arabic Words In English

The influence of Arabic civilisation on Europe can hardly be underestimated. It left traces in most West- European languages, and English is no exception to this. See what you can identify.
Average (10 qns)
flem-ish
5127 plays
17
The Jubilee Quiz

My fiftieth quiz deals with a few English words borrowed from the Hebrew language.
Tough (10 qns)
gentlegiant17
1260 plays
18
Common Foreign Words And Phrases

Many words, phrases and quotations from foreign languages are commonly used in our books, magazines and everyday conversation. How many of these do you know? Good Luck!
Easy (15 qns)
Soozy_Woozy
5952 plays
19
We Stole That From the Portuguese

Match the English word to its Portuguese word or phrase of origin. Boa sorte!
Average (10 qns)
Joepetz
Nov 14 16
279 plays
20
Common Foreign Words And Phrases 5.

Common foreign words and phrases are borrowed from other languages. How many of them do you know? Good Luck!
Easy (10 qns)
Soozy_woozy
5460 plays
21
Parlez-Vous InglÚs, Mein Herr?

The English language developed with additions from many languages. See if you can figure out the original language of these commonly-used English words.
Average (10 qns)
CmdrK
843 plays
22
Common Foreign Words And Phrases 4

All these common, foreign words and phrases are borrowed from other languages. How many of these do you know? Good Luck!
Easy (10 qns)
Soozy_woozy
3621 plays
23
Common Foreign Words And Phrases 10

Many words, phrases and quotations from foreign languages are commonly used in our books, magazines and everyday conversation. How many of these do you know? Good Luck!
Easy (10 qns)
soozy_woozy
3420 plays
24
Common Foreign Words And Phrases 3.

Many words and phrases from other languages are used in our everyday conversations and literature. How many of these do you know? Good Luck!
Average (10 qns)
Soozy_Woozy
4500 plays
25
Borrowed English Words from Italian

Of course Italian, being one of the Romance languages, has made a big impact on the English language. Find out, in part, just how significant this impact has been by attempting these ten questions...buona fortuna!
Tough (10 qns)
thejazzkickazz
2922 plays
26
What Does My French Quote Mean?

I'll give you a French quote that English speaking people use in everyday life today from time to time - and you select the nearest correct translation of it. Have fun :)
Very Easy (10 qns)
Creedy
1986 plays
27
Common Foreign Words And Phrases 7

Common foreign words and phrases are borrowed from other languages. How many of them do you know? Good Luck!
Average (10 qns)
Soozy_Woozy
4095 plays
28
German Words in English

English has borrowed very few words from modern German, but there are some. In each case, pick the English word or phrase that provides the *best* definition or explanation. Have fun!
Average (10 qns)
bloomsby
5754 plays
29
English Words Borrowed from Around the Globe

Here is a match quiz for you. Can you match up the words with their original languages?
Tough (10 qns)
Bruyere
Jun 02 16
384 plays
30
Greek and Latin in Disguise

English vocabulary being already a mix of Anglo-Saxon and Norman-French, we sometimes forget there was actually added a lot of Greek and Latin to the melting pot as well. See how transparent these 'inkhorn' terms are to you.
Average (10 qns)
flem-ish
6333 plays
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