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Do you speak a language other than English? You've come to the right place! From Afrikaans to Zulu, you can learn about all the many languages of the world!   

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trivia quiz  Afrikaans to Zulu Editor choice cool 25 questions
Tough, 25 Qns, pu2-ke-qi-ri, Jan 04 08

An epic A to Z tour of the world's languages. We'll be hitting every letter except V and every continent but Antarctica. Enjoy!
20541 plays
trivia quiz  What I Bought On eBay Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 29 10

I was bored with just buying from eBay's UK site, so I spread my wings and made some bids on a few things from other countries. What could possibly go wrong with that? Let's see!
rossian editor
3918 plays
trivia quiz  A World of Languages Editor choice 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, May 11 01

Globalisation, you say. - Of course, but this does not yet mean it's a one-language-world, as this quiz tries to illustrate. Multiple choice for all questions.
9492 plays
trivia quiz  A Brand (New) Language cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Apr 10 11

Brand names are one way to investigate the power and scope of world languages. See if you can figure out what these different brand names are trying to say. Good luck!
kyleisalive editor
816 plays
trivia quiz  The Art of Translation (mainly German examples) cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Aug 22 13

Formerly, translation was widely used in teaching foreign languages, and the more advanced pupils gained some idea of what translation is about. This is often no longer the case.
bloomsby editor
366 plays
trivia quiz  Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Sep 08 09

We all have a lot of fun repeating tongue twisters in our own native English but what happens when we try to repeat them in another language?
Plodd gold member
1443 plays
trivia quiz  When Cats Attempt to take Over the World cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Nov 01 09

The cat conspiracy is on! You thwarted last year's attempted dog coup, but cats are much smarter. Luckily, you've intercepted several messages by cat operatives; you just need to determine the language. The only clue you have is the word "cat".
PDAZ gold member
8376 plays
trivia quiz  May the Kraft Be With You! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jan 21 11

In Germany (and Sweden), 'kraft' means force; this doesn't mean that Luke Skywalker stopped the Sith with safety scissors and glue, though. See if you can pick out the foreign words or languages found in these "Star Wars" references. Good luck!
kyleisalive editor
636 plays
trivia quiz  Romance Languages cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Beatka, Oct 18 02

Romance languages are the languages descended from Latin, the language of ancient Romans. Find out more about them!
Beatka gold member
2970 plays
trivia quiz  Dog Will Have His Day cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Jul 07 11

Dog may be man's best friend, but his mortal enemy, Cat, brags about being more revered. So Dog sets out on a journey to see how dogs are treated around the world. Can you pick the languages of the countries he visits based on their word for "dog"?
PDAZ gold member
2643 plays
trivia quiz  Racing Through World Languages cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, tazman6619, Feb 19 12

This quiz will ask you to identify which language is being spoken as you travel the world in the "Amazing Race".
tazman6619 gold member
5643 plays
trivia quiz  Fanatics Cheering Around the World cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Mar 06 12

Australian tennis fans have been nicknamed the Fanatics. Can you recognize some of the chants they use and hear as they travel around the world? (Note that diacritical marks have not been included.)
looney_tunes editor
4272 plays
trivia quiz  Cat Got Your Tongue? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Feb 02 13

Travel the world, and you'll see amazing things and meet amazing people -- but you can't do it all in English. Can you say "I don't understand," "Do you speak English?", or "I don't speak _____" in these ten languages ... or has the cat got your tongue?
CellarDoor gold member
723 plays
trivia quiz  Extinct Languages of the World cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Feb 20 12

Language can almost be considered a living thing. Languages are gradually born, can become endangered, and even become extinct. Here are a few questions on some of these languages which have died out and no longer have any native speakers.
dcpddc478 gold member
4317 plays
trivia quiz  It's Harder in Other Languages cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, guitargoddess, Nov 22 10

According to a popular expression, things can be 'as easy as 1, 2, 3!' But, it's harder in other languages. Can you count to three in ten worldwide languages?
guitargoddess editor
1272 plays
trivia quiz  Le French Foreign Legion cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Feb 21 12

Je m'appelle Capitaine Plodette of Le French Foreign Legion. I know a leetle English which will help me explain to you the language barriers I face when I train new recruits from around the world. Help me to translate pleeze.
Plodd gold member
4044 plays
trivia quiz  Everybody Speaks a Little Yiddish cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Dec 06 17

You may not realize it but, like most people in the English-speaking world, you probably have quite an extensive Yiddish vocabulary. Test your Yiddish skills now. My source for this quiz is Leo Rosten's highly entertaining book, 'The Joys of Yiddish'.
Cymruambyth gold member
Dec 06 17
297 plays
trivia quiz  You Talk Too Much! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Nov 18 12

Language is part of every culture on earth. Languages grow and decline and even go extinct. Here are 10 questions about a variety of topics dealing with world languages.
dcpddc478 gold member
618 plays
trivia quiz  Endangered Languages cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, LilahDeDah, Sep 09 05

Like plant and animal species, when a language becomes extinct, it's gone forever. Over half of the world's 6800 languages are endangered. Here are ten questions about language loss and language rescue.
1197 plays
trivia quiz  Languages of the World cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, queenofsheba, Nov 28 06

There are thousands of languages, some spoken by millions, some almost extinct.
1770 plays
trivia quiz  Extinct Languages of Europe cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, zordy, Dec 06 06

How many languages died since the dawn of humanity? Nobody knows. This quiz is to learn something more about a bunch of European languages now disappeared. (Most of the information is from the excellent site
zordy gold member
792 plays
match quiz  Language Families Match cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Apr 20 16

I'll give you a couple of languages and you match them with their family or sub-family. This is a simplified look at some language groupings. Have fun!
shvdotr gold member
672 plays
trivia quiz  Sign of the Times cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, MissCirrus, Mar 16 16

As I studied British Sign Language and Deaf Culture for two years, I thought I'd introduce you to the basics.
MissCirrus gold member
132 plays
trivia quiz  Sign Here cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, NovaLuna, Nov 04 13

Having grown up with several deaf friends, American Sign Language has always been intriguing to me. Hopefully, by the end of this quiz, it will be to you too! Please note, unless otherwise specified, I am using ASL signs.
183 plays
match quiz  Words Which Express Concepts cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, chessart, Apr 26 16

You will be given ten words which express whole concepts, and as such cannot be easily translated into a single English word. You will be asked to match each word up with its language of origin.
chessart gold member
351 plays
trivia quiz  Languages and Language Families cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Maiguy, Jun 05 07

This is a tough quiz about languages and language families of the world. Enjoy.
1188 plays
trivia quiz  World Languages 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, poultrybot, May 27 11

Test your knowledge of the languages of the world.
567 plays
trivia quiz  More Languages and Countries 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, NeroSerigala, Nov 13 13

How much do you know about what languages are the most spoken or the national languages of various countries?
495 plays
trivia quiz  Body Parts in Romance Languages 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Ludax, Apr 19 09

A simple test for those who love to learn other languages. I mention a body part in various languages and give you a clue. You just have to pick the correct name in English. Have fun!
Very Easy
3837 plays
trivia quiz  My Disaster Trip with Languages 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, exit10, Oct 19 02

It was a disaster! Please have a look at my diary of a recent trip where these obscure languages are still spoken. Sometimes it just doesn't pay to know only English.
1476 plays
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