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
Something hugely unfair
A lie revealed
Misstep

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

En masse
As individuals
A lot
At the same time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Recycled fashion
Hot clothes

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

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

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

Status quo
The existing condition
Social upheaval
Changing times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alfresco
At night
Behind closed doors
In the open air

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

Al dente
To the tooth
Raw
To the tongue
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