Linguistic Quiz: Where Did These English Words Originate?

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Linguistic Quiz: Where Did These English Words Originate?
It is no secret that the English language has undergone many changes over its centuries-old history. It has been influenced by many other languages such as Greek, French, and Latin. Let's see if you can determine where these words trace their lineage!

Where in the world did the word "biscuit" originate?

Germany

France

Scotland

Lebanon

The word "trivia" comes from which language?

Latin

Sanskrit

Cantonese

Gaelic

From which language do we get "assassin"?

Dutch

Arabic

Japanese

Latin

What country does the word "moped" come from?

Swedish

Urdu

German

Thai

What language gave us the word "bandanna"?

Japanese

Portuguese

Hindi

Malay

Where in the world do we get the word "democracy"?

Thailand

Greece

Belgium

Canada

What part of the world gave us the word "window"?

Eastern Europe

North Africa

Central America

Scandinavia

"Cookie" derives from which language?

Spanish

Afrikaans

Swedish

Dutch

From which language do we get the word "muscle"?

Arabic

Greek

Latin

Hindi

From where do we get the word "chocolate"?

Belgium

Switzerland

Mexico

Singapore

Where in the world is the word "tycoon" from?

Japan

United States

France

Iceland

From which language do we get the word "penguin"?

Afrikaans

Welsh

Portuguese

Spanish

"Ostracize" comes from which language?

Japanese

Greek

Latin

Arabic

What country gave us the word "boycott?

Ireland

Germany

Russia

Sweden

"Mosquito" derives from which country's language?

Portugal

Tanzania

India

Honduras

Which region gave us the word "husband"?

Scandinavia

East Africa

North America

West Indies

Where in the world does the word "kiosk" originate?

Malaysia

Denmark

Russia

Turkey

From which language is the word "iceberg" derived?

Finnish

Dutch

Danish

Inuktitut

Where in the world does the word "robot" come from?

Czech Republic

Japan

United States

Taiwan

The word "glamour" originates from which country?

Sweden

France

Scotland

Brazil

Which country gave us the word "noodle"?

Germany

Italy

China

South Korea

From which language does the word "shampoo" originate?

Spanish

Swahili

Hindi

Arabic

From which part of the world does the word "zombie" originate?

South America

Southeast Asia

West Africa

Caribbean

What country gave us the word "pedestrian"?

Japan

England

South Africa

France

Which language gave us "bamboo"?

Dutch

Malay

Swahili

Mandarin

Where in the world does "slogan" come from?

Lithuania

Scotland

New Zealand

Japan

Which country do we have to thank for the word "ketchup"?

Australia

China

Morocco

United States

The word "alcohol" comes from which language?

Italian

German

Arabic

Celtic

What country gave us the word "dollar"?

Taiwan

United States

Australia

Czech Republic

Where in the world does the word "alarm" come from?

Italy

Turkey

Portugal

Spain

Need an English lesson

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Novice linguist

You don't just speak English, but you are also interested in its history. You want to know where the popular words you use every day come from! However, you still don't know much. Keep studying this topic, because it's really interesting! Send this quiz to your friends, let's see if they can do it better!

Future linguist

You don't just speak English, but you are also interested in its history. You want to know where the popular words you use every day come from! Therefore, you are actively studying how the English language has changed. And your knowledge is amazing! Send this quiz to your friends, let's see if they can do it better!