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

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1
Excuse My French 10 questions

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
guitargoddess
7698 plays
2
Sources of English: Latin 10 questions

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
flem-ish
10407 plays
3
Speaking German: in English 10 questions

As with other languages, many German words have found their way into English. How many of them do you know?
Easy
rossian
4923 plays
4
Borrowed English Words from Japanese 10 questions

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
thejazzkickazz
7191 plays
5
Borrowed English Words from Arabic 10 questions

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
thejazzkickazz
4593 plays
6
What Does My Latin Quote Mean? 10 questions

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
Creedy
3081 plays
7
What Language Did These Words Come From? 15 questions

This is a quiz on etymology- the origin of some common words. From what languages did these words originate?
Average
crisw
9849 plays
8
Speaking Italian: in English 10 questions

Many Italian words have been adopted as part of the English language. This quiz will test your knowledge of some of them.
Average
rossian
639 plays
9
Latin in the Modern World 10 questions

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
BxBarracuda
4359 plays
10
The Long Journey to English 10 questions

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
Creedy
978 plays
11
English from Australian Aboriginal Words 10 questions

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
MikeMaster99
432 plays
12
Take Me To Your Lieder! 10 questions

This quiz explores different ways of spending the evening, each of them involving borrowed vocabulary.
Average
dellastreet
357 plays
13
I Got These Words from India 10 questions

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
zorba_scank
378 plays
14
Heard in Hawai'i 10 questions

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
CellarDoor
453 plays
15
We Stole That From the Portuguese 10 questions

Match the English word to its Portuguese word or phrase of origin. Boa sorte!
Average
Joepetz
Nov 14 16
291 plays
16
Arabic Words In English 10 questions

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
flem-ish
5127 plays
17
The Jubilee Quiz 10 questions

My fiftieth quiz deals with a few English words borrowed from the Hebrew language.
Average
gentlegiant17
1281 plays
18
International Borrowed Word Matchup 10 questions

Here is another quiz on the origins of some English words. Match up the English word with its original language.
Average
Bruyere
405 plays
19
Common Foreign Words And Phrases 15 questions

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
Soozy_Woozy
5982 plays
20
Common Foreign Words And Phrases 5. 10 questions

Common foreign words and phrases are borrowed from other languages. How many of them do you know? Good Luck!
Easy
Soozy_woozy
5487 plays
21
Parlez-Vous InglÚs, Mein Herr? 10 questions

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
CmdrK
846 plays
22
Common Foreign Words And Phrases 4 10 questions

All these common, foreign words and phrases are borrowed from other languages. How many of these do you know? Good Luck!
Easy
Soozy_woozy
3648 plays
23
A French Connection 10 questions

There are a number of French words and phrases that we commonly use in the English language. Can you match these ones up with their correct meaning?
Very Easy
reedy
Feb 25 17
540 plays
24
Common Foreign Words And Phrases 3. 10 questions

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
Soozy_Woozy
4515 plays
25
Common Foreign Words And Phrases 10 10 questions

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
soozy_woozy
3432 plays
26
Borrowed English Words from Italian 10 questions

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
thejazzkickazz
2943 plays
27
What Does My French Quote Mean? 10 questions

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
Creedy
2136 plays
28
English Words Borrowed from Around the Globe 10 questions

Here is a match quiz for you. Can you match up the words with their original languages?
Tough
Bruyere
402 plays
29
Common Foreign Words And Phrases 9 10 questions

Many words, phrases and quotations from foreign languages, are commonly used in our books, magazines and everyday conversations. How many of these do you know? Good Luck!
Average
soozy_woozy
3027 plays
30
Common Foreign Words And Phrases 7 10 questions

Common foreign words and phrases are borrowed from other languages. How many of them do you know? Good Luck!
Average
Soozy_Woozy
4122 plays
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