Brain Teaser – Foreign Words

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

Need help? Use Credo Reference to find the answers.

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).

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!

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