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31 In Any Language
For this quiz, I will translate a word into three different languages. You will have to figure out what the word is in English. Good luck!
10 Q
Nov 29 05
4122 plays
32 World Languages
Welcome to my quiz on language trivia. Sit back, relax, and see how much you know of world languages.
25 Q
Mar 17 02
2622 plays
33 Language Family Values
Test your knowledge of world languages, and the language families or subgroups they belong to. Be warned - some of these languages are more obscure than others.
10 Q
Jun 25 13
369 plays
34 All You Need Is Love
Each question concerns a romantic phrase in a European language. Could you find love with a Frenchman or a Russian, perhaps? Take this quiz and find out!
10 Q
Jun 04 13
444 plays
35 The Odd One Out: Languages' Style
Languages spoken around the world are as diverse as the people speaking them. Still, there are similarities - e.g. in the way they are spoken, written or structured. Your aim is to find the "odd one out", based on different criteria.
10 Q
Dec 01 10
465 plays
36 The Languages of Dining and Wining...
around the world. Tell us where we went by how we ordered our meals, please. You might, also, want to tell us how to get off the excess pounds but be sure to do that in English.
10 Q
Mar 21 12
672 plays
37 Languages and their Families
This is a quiz about language families and their members. I hope you will like it.
10 Q
Dec 05 03
1023 plays
38 The Words of the Winds
The Four Winds (Lones78, zorba_scank, JanIQ and shuehorn) come from different areas of the world, and we would like to invite you to identify the languages and meanings of some weather-related terms in different languages. See how many of these you know!
10 Q
Feb 20 12
3516 plays
39 Yet More Languages and Countries
This is my third Languages and Countries quiz. See how much you know about the languages of the world!
10 Q
Nov 18 13
369 plays
40 Country Names in French and German
The names given to countries vary through the languages. Even if you don't speak French or German, you'll do well in this one if you think hard enough. I give you the name for a particular country, you tell me the name of that country in English.
10 Q
Jun 01 01
6576 plays
41 The Answer is Always "NO"
Dr. No's no brainer approach to knowing when "no" is being said in no-table nations.
10 Q
Jan 29 09
1368 plays
42 What Color am I?
In this quiz, I give you the name of a color in three other languages. Your job is to pick the correct color in English. Good luck!
15 Q
Jun 07 10
2484 plays
43 Guess That Language!
I am always fascinated by seeing the same text in a lot of languages. I have chosen a quote from the Bible, the Golden Rule, Matthew 7:12 - "do unto others what you would have them do unto you". Now tell me which language it is in.
10 Q
Sep 27 00
7629 plays
44 'Good Evening, Ruritania!'
Some bands from all over the world are setting off on imaginary international tours. This isn't a music quiz, by the way - instead, you have to tell me what the name of the country they're touring is in THEIR language.
10 Q
Apr 12 11
246 plays
45 International Words and Phrases 2
This is my second quiz on this topic. Can you guess the meaning of these common international phrases that are often used in English?
10 Q
Oct 04 13
684 plays
46 Read My Lips
Lipreading is one of the ways in which people who are deaf or hard of hearing communicate. See how much you know about it.
10 Q
May 07 13
390 plays
47 A World of Medical Emergencies
Team NVNG have taken a trip around the world, but disaster has struck at regular intervals. Can you work out where these medical problems took place?
10 Q
Feb 20 12
4011 plays
48 False Friends
As an English speaker learning a new language, false friends can really trip you up! A false friend is a word that sounds like a word in a different language, but does not mean the same thing. Learn how to avoid these common (and embarrassing) mistakes!
10 Q
Dec 03 13
414 plays
49 International Words and Phrases
These are international words and phrases that have found their way into common English conversations. But what do they actually mean?
10 Q
May 16 12
552 plays
50 Romance Languages Revisited
Here is a quiz on the history and characteristics of Romance languages. Watch out, some foreign words and translation questions are thrown in!
10 Q
Apr 12 12
426 plays
51 "What If" Situations
This little quiz involves testing your vocabulary in a variety of situations.
15 Q
Jan 22 03
1950 plays
52 Languages and Countries
Can you name the official language or the most widely spoken language in each of these countries?
10 Q
Nov 11 13
591 plays
53 African Lingo
South Africa has eleven official languages. I speak three of them and will try to convey what I know. I hope you learn something and that it won't be too difficult.
10 Q
May 16 13
162 plays
54 The Cyrillic Alphabet
In January 2007 Cyrillic became the third official alphabet of the European Union. It is used by many different languages around the world. I hope you enjoy this quiz and learn something new about its interesting history and characters! :)
10 Q
Aug 19 09
276 plays
55 European Languages
In this quiz, I'll give you the official language or languages of a country and you'll guess which country it is.
10 Q
Aug 04 09
846 plays
56 Exonyms and Eponyms
World travelers soon encounter the importance of language. A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but globe trotters may well board the wrong plane without a little knowledge of the local lingo.
10 Q
Nov 20 08
429 plays
57 English Questions - Foreign Answers
Simply, the questions are in English and the answers are in the language of the country specified. Multiple choice, shouldn't be too difficult - and you may find a use some day for some of the phrases!
10 Q
Nov 18 02
5418 plays
58 Words Around the Globe
It's all about the lingo. Try this trivia on languages from around the world.
10 Q
Feb 16 08
681 plays
59 Musical Instruments in Different Languages
I'll give you a musical instrument in a foreign language, you tell me what it is in English. Languages included are: Icelandic, Slovenian, Welsh, Norwegian, Finnish, Serbian, Croatian, and Swedish.
10 Q
Oct 22 00
702 plays
60 Foreignisms
A quiz on foreign expressions commonly and not so commonly used in English. Most taken from _Foreignisms_ by Tad Tuleja, 1989, so translations may vary.
10 Q
Apr 16 00
2466 plays
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* 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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