89% Of People Don't Actually Know What These Foreign Phrases Really Mean

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Prove that you're really a an English master by giving the definitions of these foreign loan words from languages like Japanese and Italian.

 Feb 21, 2018

1 of 15What is the LITERAL translation of this French phrase?

Faux pas
A lie revealed
Something hugely unfair
Misstep

2 of 15What is the LITERAL translation of this French phrase?

En masse
At the same time
As individuals
A lot

3 of 15What is the LITERAL translation of this French phrase?

Bon voyage
Until we meet again
Have a nice trip
Come back soon

4 of 15What is the LITERAL translation of this Latin phrase?

Caveat emptor
Let the buyer beware
Treat your neighbor well
Generosity is a life skill

5 of 15What is the LITERAL translation of this Latin phrase?

Ad nauseam
With kind regards
To a small extent
To a sickening degree

6 of 15What is the LITERAL translation of this French phrase?

Savoir faire
Expertise
To lose one's temper
To question things that aren't right

7 of 15What is the LITERAL translation of this Latin phrase?

Per capita
For each group
For the country as a whole
For each person

8 of 15What is the LITERAL translation of this French phrase?

Haute couture
High fashion
Hot clothes
Recycled fashion

9 of 15What is the LITERAL translation of this Italian phrase?

A cappella
In the manner of the chapel
Sun without rehearsal
Sung softly

10 of 15What is the LITERAL translation of this Latin phrase?

Status quo
Changing times
The existing condition
Social upheaval

11 of 15What is the LITERAL translation of this Italian phrase?

Dolce vita
A life of lessons
A life of hardship
Sweet life

12 of 15What is the LITERAL translation of this French phrase?

Déjà vu
Already seen
A feeling of regret
The sense that something isn't right

13 of 15What is the LITERAL translation of this Latin phrase?

Carpe diem
Laugh instead of crying
Seize the day
Hold on to the past

14 of 15What is the LITERAL translation of this Italian phrase?

Alfresco
At night
In the open air
Behind closed doors

15 of 15What is the LITERAL translation of this phrase?

Al dente
To the tooth
To the tongue
Raw
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