Words quiz

Quiz 104 – Round 6 – Language

The following are loanwords that are used in the English language but have been taken from other languages. Can you identify which language the words come from?

1. Denim

French (originally ‘serge de Nîmes’, meaning it came from the town of Nîmes)

2. Origami

Japanese

3. Polka

Czech

4. Aficionado

Spanish

5. Safari

Arabic/Swahili

6. Doppelgänger

German

7. Kiwi

Maori

8. Gazette

Italian

9. Apartheid

Afrikaans (Accept also Dutch)

10. Slalom

Norweigan

 

 

 

 

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