Do You Know Which Languages These Common Words Are From?

Are you a language buff? Do you think you can discern which languages these common words are from? It's time to put your knowledge to the test!
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Collecting a "salary" is a huge part of life, but which language is responsible for this word?
English
French
Latin
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Like a shot of "whisky" to calm your nerves? You have this language to thank for the word.
Italian
Gaelic
German
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Which of these words is not of French origin?
Cafe
Genre
Paparazzi
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Bistros may be known as a French concept. But the name actually came from the word for “fast” in which language?
Russian
Hungarian
Romanian
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The word "mosquito" means "little fly." Which language can the origin of this word be traced to?
Arabic
Mayan
Spanish
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Which language is responsible for the word "gung-ho?"
Chinese
Japanese
German
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Though prairies are most common in America, the word actually means “meadow” in which language?
German
Swedish
French
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Avocados might be trendy in the United States, but the word itself originates from which language?
Spanish
Swedish
French
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Everyone loves a good "Cappuccino," but which country did the word originate in?
Italy
Germany
Both
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No one likes a "disaster" but which country first famously coined the term?
Greece
Italy
France
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There's nothing more comfortable or American than "jeans," but which language did this word originate from?
Italian
German
Spanish
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Everyone loves a decadent piece of chocolate, but which language does the origin of this word come from?
Nahuatl
Aztec
Mayan
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1
Collecting a "salary" is a huge part of life, but which language is responsible for this word?
English
French
Latin
2
Like a shot of "whisky" to calm your nerves? You have this language to thank for the word.
Italian
Gaelic
German
3
Which of these words is not of French origin?
Cafe
Genre
Paparazzi
4
Bistros may be known as a French concept. But the name actually came from the word for “fast” in which language?
Russian
Hungarian
Romanian
5
The word "mosquito" means "little fly." Which language can the origin of this word be traced to?
Arabic
Mayan
Spanish
6
Which language is responsible for the word "gung-ho?"
Chinese
Japanese
German
7
Though prairies are most common in America, the word actually means “meadow” in which language?
German
Swedish
French
8
Avocados might be trendy in the United States, but the word itself originates from which language?
Spanish
Swedish
French
9
Everyone loves a good "Cappuccino," but which country did the word originate in?
Italy
Germany
Both
10
No one likes a "disaster" but which country first famously coined the term?
Greece
Italy
France
11
There's nothing more comfortable or American than "jeans," but which language did this word originate from?
Italian
German
Spanish
12
Everyone loves a decadent piece of chocolate, but which language does the origin of this word come from?
Nahuatl
Aztec
Mayan