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Familiar Words In Foreign Languages

written by: marcing
 
Many languages have words that resemble their English counterparts, either in spelling or pronounciation. If you travel a lot, this quiz will be helpful.

Question 1:


The first person you love is your Mom. How would most European children call their mothers?
Mama
Mutti
Mor
Maminka

Question 2:


Dad is a word sounding similar in many languages. Which of these words however doesn't mean "Daddy"?
Baba
Tata
Lala
Papa

Question 3:


A question for drink lovers. Which word refers to a non-alcoholic drink?
Wódka
Birra
Voda
Vino

Question 4:


Which of these foreign language numbers is the highest?
seis
sedem
otto
fem

Question 5:


Which of these words is not translated in English as "school"?
Skole
Ecole
Szkoła
Scultore

Question 6:


The word "police" looks similar in many languages. It can be tricky, though. Which one of these words does really mean "police"?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Politika
Politi
Polizza
Polisa

Question 7:


What is the meaning of the Italian "OSPEDALE", Albanian "SPITAL" and French "HOPITAL"?
Hospital
Hotel
Hospice
Asylum

Question 8:


Some countries use currency called "KRONE", or "KORUNA". What is the translation of these two words?
Round
Golden
Mark
Crown

Question 9:


In many languages the words for "King" and "Queen" are derived from a common root. Which pair is not a royal marriage?
Roi - Roitelet
Król - Królowa
Rege - Regina
König - Königin

Question 10:


John is probably the most popular name in Europe. Which pair contains a name that is not translated as "John"?
Juan, Giovanni
Janos, Johannes
Jan, Ivan
Jean, Joel

Question 11:


"JURISTA" and "AVVOCATO" refer to which occupation?
Lawyer
Referee
Farmer
Politician

Question 12:


Which of the following words for numbers in different languages denotes the lowest value?
Sechzig
Sessanta
Tres
All are equal

 


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