Borrowed Words and Phrases Quizzes, Trivia and Puzzles
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English has borrowed many words from other languages. Here you'll find quizzes on many of these words.   

There are 71 quizzes and 715 trivia questions in this category.
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trivia quiz  Common Foreign Words And Phrases 8 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, soozy_woozy, Jul 04 07

Common foreign words and phrases are borrowed from other languages. How many of them do you know? Good Luck!
2037 plays
trivia quiz  World Words 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, karyn-li, Aug 24 09

Many words in the English language are "borrowed" from other languages. In this quiz, we will find out which countries they come from.
2100 plays
trivia quiz  Native American Contribution to English 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, einsteinII, Dec 04 12

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.
873 plays
match quiz  We Stole That from the Spanish 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Dec 19 17

Many Spanish words have found their way into the English language, and not all of them sound Spanish either. How many can you identify?
Joepetz gold member
Dec 19 17
363 plays
trivia quiz  Schadenfreude! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, froggyx, May 30 13

This quiz is all about SCHADENFREUDE. How much do you know about this word and subject?
froggyx gold member
510 plays
trivia quiz  Where in the World... 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, witchdog, Jul 14 10

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?
852 plays
trivia quiz  Your (Latin) Roots Are Showing! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ilyahna, Jan 21 05

You'd be surprised how many words we use in English today that haven't changed much in the last few thousand years!
2061 plays
trivia quiz  Killer Words From Latin 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Oct 27 01

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?
4251 plays
trivia quiz  More Words of Indian Origin 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, almaster, Oct 15 04

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.
1266 plays
trivia quiz  Cool Phrases 5 questions
Tough, 5 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Oct 06 00

Cool words you can incorporate into everyday confabulations. Enjoy!
thejazzkickazz gold member
3267 plays
trivia quiz  Its All Greek To Me 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Oct 05 01

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'.
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