Credo Reference Friday Brainteaser – Foreign Words and Phrases

We use many words and phrases which come from foreign languages. Can you say what each of these words and phrases means?

1. Vice versa (Latin).

2. Picador (Spanish).

3. Maharajah or maharaja (Hindi).

4. Wiener schnitzel (German).

5. Dolce vita (Italian).

6. Favela (Portuguese).

7. Apartheid (Afrikaans).

8. In loco parentis (Latin).

9. Shiatsu (Japanese).

10. Accoucheur (French).

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How did you do?

0 – 1 Mmmm, not exactly brilliant.
2 – 5 A reasonable stab.
6 – 8 A good showing. But there’s still room for improvement!
9 – 10 You really know your stuff. Well done!

Questions set by Tony Augarde (www.augardebooks.co.uk)



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