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35 European Languages quizzes and 384 European Languages trivia questions.
Norse Runes of Elder Futhark
  Norse Runes of Elder Futhark editor best quiz   best quiz  
Photo Match
 10 Qns
Elder Futhark is an ancient runic alphabet used by Germanic peoples. It consists of 24 characters and holds symbolic meanings. See if you can match the name of the character with the character itself. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, LeoDaVinci, Apr 04 24
LeoDaVinci editor
Apr 04 24
48 plays
  The European Union's (Language) Family Values   best quiz  
Classification Quiz
 24 Qns
These 24 languages are official languages of the European Union. Can you sort them into the family they belong to?
Easier, 24 Qns, LadyNym, Jan 30 22
LadyNym gold member
Jan 30 22
385 plays
  European Languages    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz, I'll give you the official language or languages of a country and you'll guess which country it is.
Easier, 10 Qns, B.U., Dec 14 10
1422 plays
  Indo-European Languages   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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 Qns, savichal, Oct 20 23
Oct 20 23
5062 plays
  All You Need Is Love   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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!
Tough, 10 Qns, reeshy, Aug 20 19
reeshy gold member
Aug 20 19
543 plays
  Danish 101    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Since English and American are Germanic languages, it's not so hard to understand some Scandinavian - easier to read than to hear. The very basic words: home, farm, family, body parts are much the same.
Average, 10 Qns, alexis722, Apr 26 18
Apr 26 18
315 plays
  Simple Finnish    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This will in no way serve to teach you Finnish from scratch! It is instead a tool for improvement of a low level of knowledge of the language, or a test to see what you know!
Average, 15 Qns, MacaroniPants, Mar 21 21
Mar 21 21
454 plays
  Can you Finnish this Quiz?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A relatively simple Finnish language quiz following the "Simple Finnish" quiz. See if you remember some words here from the first one.
Average, 10 Qns, MacaroniPants, Dec 20 10
218 plays
  Hungarian Language Test    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hungarian language, easy to hard, depending on how well you speak, read, and write Hungarian.
Average, 10 Qns, Bruce007, Apr 30 10
606 plays
  Foreign Borrowings in Czech    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Czech, like other languages, has borrowed a lot of foreign terms over the years. Here are some of them, old and new. How many can you identify? I can't use diacritics, so I've identified pronunciation with /slashes like this/.
Tough, 10 Qns, dobrov, Sep 02 04
867 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Which month is called "Fevruari"?

From Quiz "Months in Bulgarian"

  Months in Bulgarian    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you know the months in Bulgarian? Take this quiz and find out!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, ivet, Sep 05 14
Recommended for grades: 2,3,4
Very Easy
581 plays
  Talking Romanian    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This short quiz hopes to teach you how to ask directions and to tell time in Romanian. Where you see capital 'T' and 'S' it represents the Romanian letters sounding as 'ts' and 'sh' respectively. (Except when at the start of a phrase.)
Average, 10 Qns, Esther74, Mar 20 21
Mar 20 21
392 plays
  Pidgin Turkish    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I spent more than seven years as an ex-pat in Istanbul. The Turkish language is very different from English or my native German, I never achieved fluidity, but I did pick up some Pidgin Turkish. And I bet there are some words or expressions you know, too
Tough, 10 Qns, malama, Feb 02 15
malama gold member
179 plays
  Turkish Delight!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
See how much you know about the Turkish language
Average, 10 Qns, Lea0005, Nov 07 21
Nov 07 21
1011 plays
  Extinct Languages of Europe   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
Tough, 10 Qns, zordy, Dec 08 06
zordy gold member
867 plays
  Danish-Basics for Beginners    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Want to learn some Danish (no worries, it's not as hard as it looks) or just want to have some fun? Well let's get going then.
Average, 10 Qns, MissVoldy, Apr 08 10
503 plays
  Basic Czech Phrases For Tourists    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You've arrived in Prague and here is an introduction to some of the phrases and words you would come across as a tourist! (As a note, I've tried to have as many Czech letters as possible, though not all are supported by the FT programming language!)
Average, 10 Qns, GWU_Boy, Sep 14 12
333 plays
  Breakfast in Bulgaria    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Dobro utro! (That is, good morning!) You are a Bulgarian who has just gotten up to make some breakfast. Do you know the names of the different foods and other breakfast-related terms?
Average, 10 Qns, mchem, Mar 15 24
Mar 15 24
305 plays
  How to say it in Finnish    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Finnish sounds and looks very strange if you aren't familiar with it.
Average, 10 Qns, Bigbro, Apr 24 07
1262 plays
  European Language Mix-up    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a little mix-up game with European languages. Find the intruder! I'll give you an English word and then you find the word which is NOT the equivalent! Languages used: French, Italian, German and Spanish. Good Luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Jun 11 12
Bruyere editor
1882 plays
  Country Names in Estonian    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hi! We Estonians are a slightly abnormal people. We even cannot call some countries by their proper names. Try your knowledge: what are we talking about?
Average, 10 Qns, Zyxzewski, Jan 08 13
765 plays
  Common Bulgarian Phrases    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you plan to visit Bulgaria, these few phrases might be useful.
Average, 10 Qns, ivet, Jan 04 21
Jan 04 21
484 plays
  Turkish Vocabulary - Family Members    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
This is my first match quiz. I'll give you the English term for a family member and you'll have to match it with its Turkish equivalent.
Average, 10 Qns, lizzy243, Jul 11 20
Jul 11 20
127 plays
  Basic Armenian    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These are basic Armenian phrases that can get anyone through the first day in Armenia, in case anyone ever finds themselves in that part of the world. (NB - '@' stands for the neutral 'schwa' vowel.)
Average, 10 Qns, Irena98_00, Feb 14 12
594 plays
  The Cyrillic Alphabet    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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! :)
Average, 10 Qns, mchem, Aug 19 09
338 plays
  Four Wrongs Don't Make a Right    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Miss Windermere is making a trip through Europe, but seems anything but impressed about the old continent. Luckily she speaks enough of the European languages to voice her disappointment in the local tongue. Can you pick the correct negations?
Difficult, 10 Qns, akgulvarvara, Jan 27 14
akgulvarvara gold member
433 plays
  Beginner Hungarian    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hungary is a small Eastern European country that was once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This is mostly a quiz about the Hungarian language, but there are a few historical questions as well! Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, MtInAeeGs, May 25 11
249 plays
  Danish - Basic    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Does anyone speak Danish?
Average, 10 Qns, SommerDK, Jun 29 11
1023 plays
  Do you know Icelandic?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This will test your knowledge of some simple sentences/words in Icelandic.
Average, 10 Qns, kitiboy, Oct 19 03
794 plays
  A-Z Geographical Terms in European Languages    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
In this quiz I will give you some geographical terms in European languages. You give me the English name.
Tough, 25 Qns, author, Jan 18 13
705 plays
  Armenian Verbs    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The Armenian language is one of the oldest existing languages. I will give you the English verb and you must choose the corresponding Armenian one.
Tough, 15 Qns, genius222, May 07 09
331 plays
  Icelandic days of the week    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The days of the week in Icelandic.
Average, 10 Qns, Sean111290, Apr 19 09
259 plays
  Maltese Language    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Maltese is the National language of Malta. Take this test of your knowledge of some basic words.
Average, 10 Qns, Incubus, Mar 14 17
591 plays
  Simple Hungarian: Basics, Gestures, and Culture    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
OK, I lied. Hungarian isn't simple. It's a complex and unique European language that's hard to learn and no easier to master, but this quiz should prevent you messing up too badly on any trip from Budapest to Balaton and places in between. Jo szérecném!
Average, 10 Qns, Flynn_17, Feb 02 20
Feb 02 20
390 plays
  Viking Runes    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
This quiz is about the older 'futhark', so named afterthe first six letters in the oldest surviving runic alphabet.
Tough, 5 Qns, harald, Nov 27 19
Nov 27 19
425 plays

European Languages Trivia Questions

1. One of the first things I noticed about Turkish is that there are many foreign words. In particular, many modern technical expressions were adopted from French. With that in mind, what is the Turkish word for motor bike?

From Quiz
Pidgin Turkish

Answer: Motosiklet

Motosiklet is right. The other options were studio/atelier for "atölye", heating/radiator for "kalorifer", and lift for "asansör". Many of these give you a surprise when you decode the strange spelling and you realize you actually know or can deduce the word. Otopark is another good one, have a guess!

2. To begin in Danish, you'll need a basic vocab: "Yes" = "Ja", and J is said as Y in English; "No" = "Nej" - pronounced 'nigh', chopping short the ending. This question should be fairly easy, right?

From Quiz Danish 101

Answer: " Ja!"

All righty then! "Ja" and "Nej" are definitive, and often modified to make their meaning clear. "Tja" is more of a 'yeah, maybe', "Jo!" is a more enthusiastic "Yep!" and "Jeg vid ikke." is "I don't know.", and "Njeh" is akin to the English "Eh..." with a shoulder shrug. There's also "maaske" = "maybe." Some other basic words: "Tak" = "Thank you"; ""Hej" = "Hi"; "Farvel" = "Bye" "Kaffee" = "Coffee"; "Oel" = "Beer"; "Schnapps" = "Firewater"; "Jeg" = "I"; "Mig" = "Me"; "Du" = "You" objective case, "Dig" = "You" subjective case. Try to remember these, there will be a quiz! O, this IS a quiz! Actually, you could get along with just these as most Danes speak or at least understand English.

3. What is "Hungarian" in Hungarian?

From Quiz Beginner Hungarian

Answer: Magyar

It is interesting, but some people think that the Hungarian nation isn't as 'Hungarian' as others. The truth may in fact be that the Hun tribe and the Magyar tribe arrived in Hungary at the same time, but the current 'Hun'-garians are actually no relation to the Huns (who may have died out or moved to another country in the Carpathian Basin).

4. How does one express double length of a vowel sound, in this case "a", in Finnish?

From Quiz Simple Finnish

Answer: aa

Finnish is notably the language of many double letters. Double consonants also serve to lengthen sound in pronunciation.

5. It's time to begin your Czech adventure! If you arrive from a far-away place, what would you call the place that your plane lands?

From Quiz Basic Czech Phrases For Tourists

Answer: Letiste

Ruzyne Airport in Prague is the Czech Republic's largest airport. (Tramvaj = tram, vlakové nádrazí = train station, and toalety = bathroom.)

6. Finnish and Swedish are official languages in which country?

From Quiz European Languages

Answer: Finland

Finland and Sweden are bordering countries so about 5.6% of Finnish population speaks Swedish. Those languages are different. Finnish belongs in the Uralic language family, together with Hungarian and Estonian, which is somewhat similar to it. Swedish is in the Indo-European language family.

7. How would you say "day" in Icelandic?

From Quiz Icelandic days of the week

Answer: dagur.

"Vika" means week, "Mánuður" means month, and "ár" means year.

8. The Danish alphabet is a little different from the English one. What are the last three letters of the Danish alphabet?

From Quiz Danish-Basics for Beginners

Answer: Æ, Ø, Å

The Danish alphabet actually has 29 letters, whereas the English only have 26. That's because the Danish version includes 3 other letters: Æ, Ø and Å. Those letters are also used (probably) in most of the words in the Danish language, which might be why the language is so difficult to learn for other nationalities.

9. Every alphabet has its first letter. In the Cyrillic alphabet this is the letter A. But do you know its name?

From Quiz The Cyrillic Alphabet

Answer: a

OK, this was perhaps too easy... The pronunciation of the Cyrillic A is close to the sound in HAHAHA, not like the Latin A in wave. Alpha is, of course, the first letter of the Greek alphabet. Az is the name of the first letter in the old Slavic alphabet Glagolitsa, of which the Cyrillic alphabet is derived. Anda I made up ;)

10. How do you say "Hi" in Bulgarian?

From Quiz Common Bulgarian Phrases

Answer: Zdravei

This is the familiar way of saying hello to one person.

11. Which month is "Ianuari"?

From Quiz Months in Bulgarian

Answer: January

Bulgarians also call the first day of the New Year with the names "Souroka", "Vassilitza" or "Sourozdru". On the eve of the holiday the family gathers round the table, which is piled with various dishes, everything that the family wishes to have during the year.

12. How do you say "to eat" in Armenian?

From Quiz Armenian Verbs

Answer: oodel

Different tenses of "oodel": ate = gera eating = goodem will eat = bidi oodem

13. In Hungarian, this holiday is known as 'Karácsony'. What is this in English?

From Quiz Hungarian Language Test

Answer: Christmas

'Karácsony' means Christmas. New Years is 'Ujév', and Easter is 'Húsvét'.

14. How do you say "Hello" in Armenian?

From Quiz Basic Armenian

Answer: Barev

The first word to know in any language - in Armenian also.

15. What does "Góðan daginn" mean?

From Quiz Do you know Icelandic?

Answer: Good morning.

"Góðan daginn" means literally "Good day". Some people often add the word "blessaðan" between "Góðan daginn" to make "Góðan blessaðan daginn", which puts more emphasis on the fact that the day is really good.

16. What does "Å" mean in Danish? (Often used as a suffix: -å). Note: Some of you may not see the little circle over the "A" which makes it a Danish letter. It was previously written as two a's.

From Quiz A-Z Geographical Terms in European Languages

Answer: River

Example: The Gudenå is Denmark's longest river. River in Norwegian is "elv", in Swedish: älv.

17. If an Estonian says "Rootsi", what country is he talking about? (Formerly Estonia was a part of its empire).

From Quiz Country Names in Estonian

Answer: Sweden

No one has given me a good answer, why is it so, but it must be quite old name, since also finns call it with (almost) the same name. Estonia was a part of Swedish empire from 1559/1583/1645 (separate parts went to Swedish with different treaties) till 1710 (officially 1721), when it all was lost to Russia. Poland ruled Southern Estonia for some 50 years in the second half of the 16th century. The only connection with Romania is, that one of the best known kings of Poland to rule over Estonia, was Stefan Batory, who came from Transylvanian region, which now belongs to Romanian state. He himself was of Hungarian origin.

18. What is the Danish word for Denmark?

From Quiz Danish - Basic

Answer: Danmark

Denmarc - This word does not exist. Dänemark - German name for Denmark. Dinamarca - Spanish name for Denmark.

19. 'I love you' is what everybody wants to hear. In Finland we say:

From Quiz How to say it in Finnish

Answer: Minä rakastan sinua

'Minä' (I) 'rakastan/rakastaa' (love) 'sinua/sinä' (you); it doesn't sound very pretty, does it? 'Vihaan/vihata' is hate, 'kaipaan/kaivata' is to miss and 'odotan/odottaa' means to wait.

20. How do we say "Hello" in Maltese?

From Quiz Maltese Language

Answer: Bongu

Bongu means "Hello" Merhba means "Welcome" Bonswa means "Good Evening" Narak means "See you"

21. How many letters are there in the older futhark?

From Quiz Viking Runes

Answer: 24

Later, some letters merged into one, and some disappeared, and the runic alphabets in the Dark Ages are smaller.

22. 'Ahoj' /Ahoy/ is a common informal greeting or parting in Czech that corresponds roughly to 'hi! or 'bye!' in English. What language does 'ahoj' come from?

From Quiz Foreign Borrowings in Czech

Answer: English

A lot of young Czechs fled Bohemia during World War I to serve in the British navy. They brought back the maritime greeting with them and during the 20s and at least part of the 30s it was used exclusively for people travelling by water. Eventually it hit land and stayed there.

23. Which number is this: zwei, zwee, and tsvei (German, Luxembourgeois, and Yiddish, respectively)? Hint: when translating from other IE languages, forget the vowels, and try replacing 'z' with 't' or 'd'.

From Quiz Indo-European Languages

Answer: 2

If you replace 'z' with 't' you get 'zwei'...'twei'...'two.'

24. When did the twentieth-century Hungarian Revolution occur?

From Quiz Beginner Hungarian

Answer: October 23rd, 1956

The Hungarians did revolt during the Cold War, but in vain. On October 23rd, the Hungarians in Budapest rallied and drove the Soviet forces out of the capital. It seemed as if they'd succeeded, but they knew it was only a matter of time until the Soviet tanks took Hungary back unless they could convince the USA to send help. They didn't, so the USSR returned with tanks to reclaim the capital through carnage and bloodshed. Many Hungarians emigrated and never returned, even after the Berlin Wall was pulled down and the USSR broken up.

25. Getting from the airport to the hotel, you need to take the metro, but you don't know where it is. How would you ask a local where the metro station is in Czech?

From Quiz Basic Czech Phrases For Tourists

Answer: Kde je stanice metra?

The Prague metro is the 7th busiest subway system in Europe. (Kde je vlakové nádrazí? = Where is the train station?, Kde se kupují jízdenky? = Where do I buy tickets?, and Kde je zastávka tramvaje? = Where is the tram stop?)

26. Italian is the official language in this small country which is completely surrounded by Italy. This country isn't located in Rome. Which is it?

From Quiz European Languages

Answer: San Marino

Both San Marino and Vatican City are Italian speaking landlocked countries. San Marino was founded in 301, and it has the world's oldest constitution dating back to 1600.

27. "Miðvikudagur" is this day in Icelandic.

From Quiz Icelandic days of the week

Answer: Wednesday.

"Miðvikudagur" is made up of the words "Mið" meaning middle, "Viku" meaning week and "Dagur" meaning day. The middle day of the week.

28. What do the words "Mor og far" mean in English?

From Quiz Danish-Basics for Beginners

Answer: Mom and Dad

A Danish family involves a "Mor, far, bror og søster". Meaning "Mom, dad, brother and sister".

29. And what if you want to say "Hello" to a group of people?

From Quiz Common Bulgarian Phrases

Answer: Zdraveite

It's also a formal way to greet someone in a formal situation.

30. How would you say March in Bulgarian?

From Quiz Months in Bulgarian

Answer: Mart

On the 1st of March there is a holiday celebrated only in Bulgaria. It's called Baba Marta and on that day everybody gets the so-called "martenitza"- twisted red and white thread, as a symbol of health and vitality.

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