Foreign Languages Quiz

Quiz 78 Round 2 – Foreign Languages

Can you translate the following words into the correct European languages? Spelling may be approximate, as long as the word is readily understandable.

1. The colour ‘blue’ in French.


2. ‘Ice cream’ in Italian.


3. ‘Tomorrow’ in Spanish.


4. ‘Wales’ in Welsh.


5. ‘Thank you’ in Finnish.


6. ‘Hello’ in Portuguese.


7. ‘Dog’ in German


8. ‘Hello’ in Polish.


9. ‘Welcome’ in Dutch.


10. The number ‘one’ Norwegian.



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