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folder Chinese (25) folder Croatian (2)
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folder Dutch (22) category English
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folder North American Native Languages (4) folder Norwegian (5)
folder Pacific Islands Languages (10) folder Polish (6)
folder Portuguese (6) folder Romanian (3)
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folder Turkish (1) folder Urdu (5)
folder Vietnamese (6) folder Welsh (14)
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1 Afrikaans to Zulu
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!
Tough
25 Q
pu2-ke-qi-ri
Jan 04 08
18531 plays
2 What I Bought On eBay
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!
Average
10 Q
rossian
Jan 29 10
3234 plays
3 A World of Languages
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.
Tough
10 Q
flem-ish
May 11 01
9132 plays
4 Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers
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?
Average
10 Q
Plodd
Sep 08 09
1065 plays
5 A Brand (New) Language
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!
Tough
10 Q
kyleisalive
Apr 10 11
657 plays
6 The Art of Translation (mainly German examples)
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.
Average
10 Q
bloomsby
Aug 22 13
252 plays
7 Extinct Languages of the World
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.
Average
10 Q
dcpddc478
Feb 20 12
3372 plays
8 Fanatics Cheering Around the World
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.)
Easy
10 Q
looney_tunes
Mar 06 12
3453 plays
9 When Cats Attempt to take Over the World
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".
Average
10 Q
PDAZ
Nov 01 09
7332 plays
10 Sign Here
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.
Average
10 Q
NovaLuna
Nov 04 13
147 plays
11 Racing Through World Languages
This quiz will ask you to identify which language is being spoken as you travel the world in the "Amazing Race".
Easy
10 Q
tazman6619
Feb 19 12
4479 plays
12 Romance Languages
Romance languages are the languages descended from Latin, the language of ancient Romans. Find out more about them!
Tough
10 Q
Beatka
Oct 18 02
2733 plays
13 May the Kraft Be With You!
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!
Average
10 Q
kyleisalive
Jan 21 11
483 plays
14 Le French Foreign Legion
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.
Average
10 Q
Plodd
Feb 21 12
3051 plays
15 It's Harder in Other Languages
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?
Average
10 Q
guitargoddess
Nov 22 10
1005 plays
16 Cat Got Your Tongue?
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?
Average
10 Q
CellarDoor
Feb 02 13
606 plays
17 Dog Will Have His Day
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"?
Easy
10 Q
PDAZ
Jul 07 11
1818 plays
18 Endangered Languages
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.
Tough
10 Q
LilahDeDah
Sep 09 05
1056 plays
19 More Languages and Countries
How much do you know about what languages are the most spoken or the national languages of various countries?
Average
10 Q
NeroSerigala
Nov 13 13
390 plays
20 You Talk Too Much!
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.
Average
10 Q
dcpddc478
Nov 18 12
492 plays
21 Fruits and Vegetables In Cornish
Cornish is a Celtic language spoken in southwestern England. Dead for hundreds of years, it's now making a comeback. See if you can answer these simple questions about the Cornish language. It's pretty easy, even if you don't speak Cornish.
Easy
10 Q
daver852
May 08 09
972 plays
22 Lesser-Known Tongues
This quiz concerns ten world languages that are not so commonly known. See how much you known about these tongues.
Tough
10 Q
reeshy
May 31 14
222 plays
23 Languages and Language Families
This is a tough quiz about languages and language families of the world. Enjoy.
Tough
10 Q
Maiguy
Jun 05 07
1125 plays
24 Extinct Languages of Europe
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 Ethnologue.com)
Difficult
10 Q
zordy
Dec 06 06
744 plays
25 Languages of the World
There are thousands of languages, some spoken by millions, some almost extinct.
Tough
15 Q
queenofsheba
Nov 28 06
1668 plays
26 World Languages
Test your knowledge of the languages of the world.
Difficult
10 Q
poultrybot
May 27 11
498 plays
27 Body Parts in Romance Languages
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
10 Q
Ludax
Apr 19 09
3378 plays
28 Indo-European Languages
Almost all languages from English to Hindi are descended from a dead language referred to as 'Proto-Indo-European' or PIE. I will give you numbers in various PIE-descended languages and you try to guess which number it is. Have fun.
Average
10 Q
savichal
Oct 11 00
4527 plays
29 My Disaster Trip with Languages
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.
Difficult
10 Q
exit10
Oct 19 02
1428 plays
30 Son of " The Answer is Always 'NO' "
Revisiting Dr. No's no brainer approach to knowing when "no" is being said in no-table nations.
Average
10 Q
DR.NO
Jan 31 09
951 plays
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Some sample questions from this category:

* Two millenia ago, Lucretius proclaimed 'Ex nihilo nihil fit,' meaning what?
* The Spanish expression 'No digas ni pio' means what in English?
* The Greek expression 'Aisoi, apustoi' means what in English?
* Literally translated, the Russian expression 'Porokhu ne vydumayet' means 'He won't invent gunpowder.' What does it mean in English?
* A 'Freudian Slip' is synonymous with which Latin expression?


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