Can You Decipher These European Words?

Many languages have words and phrases that you hear being used in everyday life, mixed in with the English language. But how well can you identify them outside the context of a conversation? Take our quiz to find out!
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What does the phrase "faux pas" mean?
a social blunder
fake name
little pet
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What does the phrase "alpha and omega" mean?
first and last
best and worst
least and greatest
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What does the Spanish word "mal" mean in English?
broken
bad
good
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What does the Italian word "goombah" mean?
idiot
landowner
associate
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What does the German word "wunderkind" mean?
a person who lives off the land
a person who achieves success very young
a person who betrays his family and friends
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What does the Spanish phrase "lo siento" mean?
I'm sorry
How are you?
You're the best
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What does the Italian word "mamaluke" mean?
man
fool
genius
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What does the German word "blitz" mean?
destroy
leave
flash
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What does the Latin term "verbatim" mean?
verbalize
on the contrary
in exact words
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What does the Spanish term "chao" mean?
goodbye
hello
evil
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What does the French phrase "c'est la vie" mean?
such is life
live and let die
God is good
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What does the Spanish term "¡Salud!" mean?
thanks!
good luck!
cheers!
Result
Well, this quiz was a pretty tough one. You know, it's one thing trying to decipher ONE language, but this one featured language from a whole bunch of global languages. Don't beat yourself up too bad - maybe your strength just lies with one particular foreign language, and not a whole bunch.

C+, Language Lacky

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While you may have missed a couple of the tougher ones here, ultimately you did excellent on a quiz that highlights not just one language, but several! That's a pretty impressive feat, and you should be proud of this score!

B+, Language Lord

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You're a regular legend of all different types of human language! It's one thing to ace a quiz all about one language, but you've aced one that's about several! Sure, only a question or two for each, but that's a pretty solid sampling of what you can do!

A+, Language Legend

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1
What does the phrase "faux pas" mean?
a social blunder
fake name
little pet
2
What does the phrase "alpha and omega" mean?
first and last
best and worst
least and greatest
3
What does the Spanish word "mal" mean in English?
broken
bad
good
4
What does the Italian word "goombah" mean?
idiot
landowner
associate
5
What does the German word "wunderkind" mean?
a person who lives off the land
a person who achieves success very young
a person who betrays his family and friends
6
What does the Spanish phrase "lo siento" mean?
I'm sorry
How are you?
You're the best
7
What does the Italian word "mamaluke" mean?
man
fool
genius
8
What does the German word "blitz" mean?
destroy
leave
flash
9
What does the Latin term "verbatim" mean?
verbalize
on the contrary
in exact words
10
What does the Spanish term "chao" mean?
goodbye
hello
evil
11
What does the French phrase "c'est la vie" mean?
such is life
live and let die
God is good
12
What does the Spanish term "¡Salud!" mean?
thanks!
good luck!
cheers!