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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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Yiddish in American English

There are lots of words you use every day, even if you are not Jewish, that are Yiddish in origin. Here are some particularly common ones. Can you define the all?
Average
10 Q
RivkahChaya
Nov 14 15
465 plays
32
Foreigners in the English Language

No language can do without the benefit of 'free import' of new words from its neighbours. Especially not a world-language like English. Just see if you can 'identify' these foreigners in disguise.
Average
10 Q
chrissie_26
Sep 05 01
4905 plays
33
Foreign Words in English

We know them; we use them; but are they English? English is the current language number one and many other languages borrow English words. Nevertheless, English also has adopted foreign words. What do you know about them? Have a fun!
Tough
10 Q
marvo1330
Aug 09 08
2433 plays
34
Foreign Words That Have Crossed Over

Many foreign words have been incorporated into the English language. Here are a few that come to us from the French and German.
Average
10 Q
robert362
Feb 18 01
8442 plays
35
Borrowed English Words from Chinese

Not a lot of words in English have come via the Chinese language, but there are a few. In fact...at least 10, as we shall see below...enjoy!
Difficult
10 Q
thejazzkickazz
Jul 28 02
2166 plays
36
Common Foreign Words And Phrases 6

Common foreign words and phrases are borrowed from other languages. How many of them do you know? Good luck!
Average
10 Q
soozy_woozy
Jun 14 07
2046 plays
37
Common Foreign Words And Phrases 2.

All these common, foreign words and phrases are borrowed from other languages. How many of these do you know? Bonne Chance!
Average
10 Q
Soozy_Woozy
Apr 25 07
3258 plays
38
Beg, Borrow or Steal

Throughout its history, English has borrowed many words from other languages. Here's a quiz about some of these exotic loanwords - some relatively recent, others less so.
Very Difficult
10 Q
LadyNym
Jul 30 15
288 plays
39
Common Foreign Words And Phrases 8

Common foreign words and phrases are borrowed from other languages. How many of them do you know? Good Luck!
Average
10 Q
soozy_woozy
Jul 04 07
1932 plays
40
World Words

Many words in the English language are "borrowed" from other languages. In this quiz, we will find out which countries they come from.
Easy
10 Q
karyn-li
Aug 24 09
1929 plays
41
Native American Contribution to English
Team quiz by Raised by Wolves

First Nations people assisted the explorers and pioneers who came to the Americas in many ways. One of them was to contribute new words to the language that they spoke. These loan words have found their way into the English language.
Easy
10 Q
einsteinII
Dec 04 12
774 plays
42
Where in the World...

This quiz follows a day in the life of Suzy, a girl from England, who unbeknown to her, uses words from all around the world. Where in the world do the following fairly common words originate?
Average
10 Q
witchdog
Jul 14 10
807 plays
43
Your (Latin) Roots Are Showing!

You'd be surprised how many words we use in English today that haven't changed much in the last few thousand years!
Average
10 Q
ilyahna
Jan 21 05
2025 plays
44
Schadenfreude!

This quiz is all about SCHADENFREUDE. How much do you know about this word and subject?
Average
10 Q
froggyx
May 30 13
462 plays
45
More Words of Indian Origin

Given the good reception that the first quiz on words of Indian origin had, here's another one on the contributions of Indian languages to English.
Average
10 Q
almaster
Oct 15 04
1239 plays
46
Killer Words From Latin

Anthrax kills people. -People using anthrax to kill people are HOMICIDES. -Stuff that kills anthrax is called ANTHRACOCIDE. -Want to test your knowledge on the other -cides?
Average
10 Q
flem-ish
Oct 27 01
4182 plays
47
Cool Phrases

Cool words you can incorporate into everyday confabulations. Enjoy!
Tough
5 Q
thejazzkickazz
Oct 06 00
3207 plays
48
Its All Greek To Me

When scholars and scientists need new terminology they often draw on Latin and Greek, which may give outsiders the feeling they dont dare to call a spade a spade .E.g. a simple ear infection = 'otitis'. This quiz deals with such 'creations'.
Average
10 Q
flem-ish
Oct 05 01
2103 plays
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