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QUIZ: Loanwords in English – Where do they come from?

This fun quiz is all about words borrowed into English and which languages they come from. Don’t forget to share how well you do 🙂

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  • From which language was the word ‘Ukulele’ borrowed into English?

    • Hawaiian
    • Spanish
    • Maltese
  • ‘Ski’ is a loanword from which language?

    • German
    • Norwegian
    • French
  • ‘Sauna’ came into English from which language?

    • Portuguese
    • Japanese
    • Finnish
  • Which language gave English the word ‘shampoo’?

    • Russian
    • Italian
    • Hindi/Urdu
  • Where did the word ‘wow’ come into English from?

    • Hebrew
    • Scots
    • Turkish
  • ‘Alcohol’ staggered into English from which tongue?

    • Arabic
    • Greek
    • Irish
  • The word ‘budgerigar’ flew into our language from which foreign tongue?

    • German
    • Hausa (West Africa)
    • Gamilaraay (Australia)
  • The word ‘tea’ came from which language into our own?

    • Chinese
    • Hindi/Urdu
    • Swahili
  • The word ‘coach’ started out in which language before making its way into English?

    • Portuguese
    • Hungarian
    • Dutch
  • Which language did the word ‘fascist’ originate in?

    • Italian
    • German
    • Russian
  • ‘Behemoth’ made its way into English from which language?

    • Malay
    • Latin
    • Hebrew
  • ‘Commando’ started life in which language before settling down in English?

    • Afrikaans
    • Somali
    • German
  • ‘Galore’ – sure which language could that be from, at all, at all?

    • Gaelic
    • Esperanto
    • Japanese
  • ‘Robot’ arrived in English from which language?

    • Chinese
    • Basque
    • Czech
  • Which language did ‘graffiti’ originate in?

    • Danish
    • Italian
    • Hebrew

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