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Quiz about Greetings Around the World
Quiz about Greetings Around the World

Greetings Around the World Multiple Choice Quiz | Languages


There are many hundreds of languages in the world. This quiz looks at how varieties of greetings are expressed in just a few of them.

A multiple-choice quiz by Hiyori. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Hiyori
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
355,109
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
701
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Question 1 of 10
1. In France, how would the French greet each other in the morning? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Carly goes to Spain for the summer holidays but she does not speak Spanish. She hears someone says "buenas tardes" but does not know what it means. Can you translate for her? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. "Ohayou gozaimasu" is the Japanese word for what specific greeting? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Aiden is spending Christmas holidays in Russia. He is trying to say merry Christmas in Russian and he says "S Novim Godom". What does it mean? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Next is the Bulgarian language. In season 2 episode 9 of "Vampire Diaries", we hear Klaus say "zdravei Katerina". What does "zdravei" mean? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Bahasa Malaysia is the official language of Malaysia. I know that "selamat pagi" means "good morning", but what does "selamat malam" mean? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Anastasia goes for a trip in Scandinavia. When she arrives in Norway, the hotel hostess tells her "velkommen". What does she say? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. My neighbour is from Germany. Everytime he sees the kids in the garden, he says "guten tag die kinder" and everytime the kids believe that the guy is asking them if they want some kinder chocolates. Can you please tell me what "guten tag die kinder" actually means? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. When you go to Hawaii, what is that expression that the Hawaiians say before giving the flower garland to drape around the neck?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 10 of 10
10. My boyfriend is from Italy. Every morning he tells me "buongiorno cara mia". What does it mean? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In France, how would the French greet each other in the morning?

Answer: Bonjour

"Bonjour" means "good morning" where "bon" means "good". "Bon soir" means "good evening" while ""au revoir" is the French word for "goodbye".
2. Carly goes to Spain for the summer holidays but she does not speak Spanish. She hears someone says "buenas tardes" but does not know what it means. Can you translate for her?

Answer: Good afternoon

"Buenas tardes" means "good afternoon". "Good morning" is translated as "buenos dias" while "good night" is "buenas noches". "Goodbye" is "adios".
3. "Ohayou gozaimasu" is the Japanese word for what specific greeting?

Answer: Good morning

It is the formal of saying "good morning". Informally, you can just say "ohayou". "Welcome" can be translated as "okaeri nasai" and "good evening" as "konbanwa". For "hello", you can say "konnichiwa". "Konnichiwa" can also be used to say "good afternoon".
4. Aiden is spending Christmas holidays in Russia. He is trying to say merry Christmas in Russian and he says "S Novim Godom". What does it mean?

Answer: Happy new year

"S Novim Godom", pronounced as S NOH-VYM GOH-DAH-M, means "happy new year", while "merry christmas" is translated as "S Rozhdestvom"; pronounced as S RAH-ZH-DEE-ST-VOHM.
5. Next is the Bulgarian language. In season 2 episode 9 of "Vampire Diaries", we hear Klaus say "zdravei Katerina". What does "zdravei" mean?

Answer: Hello

"Zdravei" means "hello" while "good morning" is "dobro ootro". "Good day" is translated as "dobur den" and "welcome" in Bulgarian is "dobre doshal".
6. Bahasa Malaysia is the official language of Malaysia. I know that "selamat pagi" means "good morning", but what does "selamat malam" mean?

Answer: Good night

"Selamat malam" means "good night" while "selamat tengah hari" means "good afternoon". "Good evening" is "selamat petang". It should be noted that Bahasa Malaysia can also be called the Malay language.
7. Anastasia goes for a trip in Scandinavia. When she arrives in Norway, the hotel hostess tells her "velkommen". What does she say?

Answer: Welcome

Yes it means welcome. The Norwegian language seems easy to learn: for example "good morning" is "god morgen" and "hello" is "hei" and is pronounced "hey". "Have a good day" can be translated as "ha en god dag".
8. My neighbour is from Germany. Everytime he sees the kids in the garden, he says "guten tag die kinder" and everytime the kids believe that the guy is asking them if they want some kinder chocolates. Can you please tell me what "guten tag die kinder" actually means?

Answer: Hello children

"Guten tag" means "hello" while "die kinder" means "children" not the chocolate. Chocolate in German is "schokolade".
9. When you go to Hawaii, what is that expression that the Hawaiians say before giving the flower garland to drape around the neck?

Answer: Aloha

"Aloha" means "hello" and is also used to say "good bye". It also means peace and love.
10. My boyfriend is from Italy. Every morning he tells me "buongiorno cara mia". What does it mean?

Answer: Good morning my dear

"Buongiorno" means "good morning" and "cara mia" is "my dear". To a man, you'll say "caro mio". "Good night" in Italian is "buona notte" while "sleep well" is "dormi bene".
Source: Author Hiyori

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