Foreign Languages Quiz

Quiz 20 – Round 4 – Foreign Languages

1. ‘Veni, vidi, vici’ is a Latin phrase attributed to Julius Caesar – how does it translate into English?

I came, I saw, I conquered

2. If you were eating a ‘Wurst’ in Germany, what would it be?

A sausage

3. ‘Typhoon’, ‘cummerbund’ and ‘bungalow’ are words which originate from which language?

Urdu (Accept also Hindi, as lines of origin are very blurred)

4. From which language did we acquire musical terms such as ‘a cappella’, ‘crescendo’ and ‘arpeggio’?


 5. In a French clothes shop, what would you be buying if you wanted a ‘jupe’?

A skirt

6 What, on an Indian menu, is ‘kulfi’?

A type of ice cream

7. What does RSVP at the end of a letter stand for?

Répondez s’il vous plaît

8. ‘Carpe diem’ is the Latin for..?

Seize the day

9. What does ‘adios’ mean?

Goodbye (in Spanish)

10. Which well-known French phrase literally means ‘outside the work’?

Hors d’oeuvre





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