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Guess the language!

Do you recognize languages right away? Or do you confuse Latin with Mandarin?

Let’s find out with this quiz!

I took some proverbs and expressions from their original languages to avoid mistakes. I don’t trust Google Translate, especially when the output language is very different from the input one.

Browsing sites with unfamiliar characters gave me headaches, but it was a cool experience.

I decided to not copy and paste but use images so you couldn’t cheat easily. I doubt you planned to cheat, but better to be safe than sorry.

Oh no, another proverb.

  • Question of

    A raposa tanto vai ao ninho, que um dia deixa o focinho.

    • Italian
    • Spanish
    • Portuguese
  • Question of

    Hij zoekt zijn paard en hij zit er op.

    • Dutch
    • German
    • Irish
  • Question of

    La meilleure fidélité se trouve au chenil.

    • Portoguese
    • French
    • Romanian
  • Question of

    Gammel kærlighed ruster ikke.

    • Danish
    • Icelandic
    • German
  • Question of

    Kdor želi vrtnico sprejeti, mora sprejemati tudi trnje.

    • Slovenian
    • Turkish
    • Polish
  • Question of

    Kali i botës të lë në udhë.

    • Swedish
    • Hungarian
    • Albanian
  • Question of

    Ulimi unauma kuliko meno.

    • Swahili
    • Somali
    • Malay
  • Question of

    Важно не то, как долго ты прожил, а как хорошо жил.

    • Russian
    • Greek
    • Armenian
  • Question of

    من دواعي الرثاء أن تنفق الذهب في الطلاء

    • Arabic
    • Urdu
    • Yiddish
  • Question of


    • Korean
    • Chinese
    • Japanese


What do you think?

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  1. I only managed 5 out of 10 which was a disappointment to me. The Icelandic/Danish one threw me because the two languages are so similar and telling the difference between Chinese, Japanese and Korean writing has always been difficult for me.

    • I think it’s a good result anyway. Yes, I think giving similar languages as options made it a little more difficult. Icelandic has more special characters compared to Danish, that was perhaps the only way to differentiate. Chinese and Japanese are very alike, they have many pictograms in common (kanji).

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