Can You Decipher These Bizarre Words?

Who would've thought that these situations had words for them?
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Question 1/12

b2bstorytelling.com
What does the German word "schadenfreude" mean?
happiness at the misfortune of others
a deceitful person who steals your food off your plate when you're not looking
sympathy for a faraway cousin
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Question 2/12

bulletproofmusician.com
What does the Malaysian phrase "pisan zapra" mean?
the time it takes to eat a banana
the distance a dog can walk before it needs to drink water
the time it takes for a woman in her 50s to get ready to go out to dinner
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Question 3/12

thefeedingdoctor.com
What does the Persian word "nakhur" mean?
a dog who doesn't want to learn any new tricks
a camel that won't give milk until her nostrils are tickled
a child who excels at reading and writing but not at math or science
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Question 4/12

brianraymondking.com
What does the Filipino word "gintawan" mean?
a pity party among ex girlfriends
to celebrate joyfully at your enemy's misfortune
the energy and industry of the first wife
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Question 5/12

q108.com
What does the Hawaiian word "pu`ukaula" mean?
to be given a discount because your meal was not satisfactory
to use one's spouse as a gambling bet
to lose your surfboard in dangerous current
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Question 6/12

staticflickr.com
What does the German word "backpfeifengesicht" mean?
a faithful spouse who was framed for cheating
a child who needs to be disciplined
a face badly in need of a fist
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rndeer.com
What does the Slovakian word "prozvonit" mean?
to call someone and hang up before he or she answers
to prove someone wrong in public
to hop onto a train only to realize it's the wrong one
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Question 8/12

wrightslaw.com
Now, for a more familiar language: What does the English word "anabiosis" mean?
to work efficiently with another person
to be revitalized after a nap
return to life after death (or apparent death)
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Question 9/12

miridiatech.com
What does the English word "fuliginous" mean?
covered in fungus
sooty or dusty
smelly
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Question 10/12

sheknows.com
What does the English word "fronk" mean?
a fearless person
a weak or foolish person
a very frank and honest person
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Question 11/12

wordpress.com
What does the English word "volpone" mean?
lazy student
intelligent linguist
cunning schemer
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Question 12/12

net.au
What does the English word "jettatura" mean?
bad luck
very fast means of transportation
fear of being afraid
Result
Don't worry about your score - these were all such tricky words. Just don't try to speak TOO fancily...you never know what you may be saying!

C+, Confused Conversationalist

khason.net
Right!
Sure, you may have missed a few, but these are such crazy words that I think you should still feel proud of your score anyway! Good job.

B+, Linguist Novice

wundergroundmusic.com
Right!
Congratulations! You must be well-versed in many different languages - you've passed this quiz with flying colors. I don't even think I'm fluent in English after trying this quiz, but you are amazing!

A+, Master Linguist

ea.com
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1
What does the German word "schadenfreude" mean?
happiness at the misfortune of others
a deceitful person who steals your food off your plate when you're not looking
sympathy for a faraway cousin
2
What does the Malaysian phrase "pisan zapra" mean?
the time it takes to eat a banana
the distance a dog can walk before it needs to drink water
the time it takes for a woman in her 50s to get ready to go out to dinner
3
What does the Persian word "nakhur" mean?
a dog who doesn't want to learn any new tricks
a camel that won't give milk until her nostrils are tickled
a child who excels at reading and writing but not at math or science
4
What does the Filipino word "gintawan" mean?
a pity party among ex girlfriends
to celebrate joyfully at your enemy's misfortune
the energy and industry of the first wife
5
What does the Hawaiian word "pu`ukaula" mean?
to be given a discount because your meal was not satisfactory
to use one's spouse as a gambling bet
to lose your surfboard in dangerous current
6
What does the German word "backpfeifengesicht" mean?
a faithful spouse who was framed for cheating
a child who needs to be disciplined
a face badly in need of a fist
7
What does the Slovakian word "prozvonit" mean?
to call someone and hang up before he or she answers
to prove someone wrong in public
to hop onto a train only to realize it's the wrong one
8
Now, for a more familiar language: What does the English word "anabiosis" mean?
to work efficiently with another person
to be revitalized after a nap
return to life after death (or apparent death)
9
What does the English word "fuliginous" mean?
covered in fungus
sooty or dusty
smelly
10
What does the English word "fronk" mean?
a fearless person
a weak or foolish person
a very frank and honest person
11
What does the English word "volpone" mean?
lazy student
intelligent linguist
cunning schemer
12
What does the English word "jettatura" mean?
bad luck
very fast means of transportation
fear of being afraid