Can You Guess The Meaning Of These 12 Foreign Words?

Foreign words can be beautiful both in meaning and form. Do you think you can guess the meaning behind these 12 foreign words? Let's put your foreign language knowledge to the ultimate test!
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What does the French word "bon mot" mean?
An offensive remark
To be artful or cunning
A clever or witty remark
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What does the German phrase "verboten" mean?
Forbidden
Uncanny or weird
Dismal or bleak
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What does the Japanese word "komorebi" mean?
Wind through trees
Sunlight on water
Light filtering through trees
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What does the Dutch word "voorpret" mean?
Pre-fun or before fun
Afterglow
Love rush
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What does the German word "fernweh" mean?
A longing for nature
A longing to travel
A longing to sleep
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What does the Danish term "hygge" mean?
The concept of renewal
The concept of coziness
The concept of light
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What does the Korean word "nunchi" mean?
Following your passion
Living for the moment
Gauging the mood of others
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What does the Italian phrase "grazie" mean?
Thank you
You're welcome
Come hither
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What does the Swedish phrase "mangata" mean?
The glimmer of the moon on water
The glimmer of sun off water
The light through the trees
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What does the Irish word "De Mairt" mean?
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
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What does the Spanish word "salud" mean?
Bless you
Thank you
Get away
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What does the French word "avoir" mean?
To sing
To have
To hold
Result
Though you may have been familiar with a few of the foreign words on this quiz, the whole lot seemed to throw you for a bit of a loop. Don’t worry, most American’s don’t know their foreign words well. What’s important is that you gave this quiz your all and likely learned something new along the way.

C+, Foreign Language Flop

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are foreign word phenom! It’s clear that you have a great aptitude for foreign words and language in general. Though you didn’t earn a perfect score, you gave this quiz your all and demonstrated a stellar knowledge on foreign words.

B+, Foreign Language Phenom

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are truly foreign word fantastic. It’s obvious that you possess a well rounded knowledge on foreign words and language as a whole. You’ve obviously dedicated a great deal of time introducing yourself to various languages all over the globe. Well done!

A+, Foreign Language Fantastic

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1
What does the French word "bon mot" mean?
An offensive remark
To be artful or cunning
A clever or witty remark
2
What does the German phrase "verboten" mean?
Forbidden
Uncanny or weird
Dismal or bleak
3
What does the Japanese word "komorebi" mean?
Wind through trees
Sunlight on water
Light filtering through trees
4
What does the Dutch word "voorpret" mean?
Pre-fun or before fun
Afterglow
Love rush
5
What does the German word "fernweh" mean?
A longing for nature
A longing to travel
A longing to sleep
6
What does the Danish term "hygge" mean?
The concept of renewal
The concept of coziness
The concept of light
7
What does the Korean word "nunchi" mean?
Following your passion
Living for the moment
Gauging the mood of others
8
What does the Italian phrase "grazie" mean?
Thank you
You're welcome
Come hither
9
What does the Swedish phrase "mangata" mean?
The glimmer of the moon on water
The glimmer of sun off water
The light through the trees
10
What does the Irish word "De Mairt" mean?
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
11
What does the Spanish word "salud" mean?
Bless you
Thank you
Get away
12
What does the French word "avoir" mean?
To sing
To have
To hold