Do you know when it’s appropriate to say ‘namaste’? Or in which language ‘cerveza’ means beer? Or do you find things just get lost in translation? Prove your knowledge of world languages with our quiz
Cerveza means beer in which country?
“Same same but different” is a common phrase meaning “similar” in which country?
You spill a drink on someone at a bar in Rome. You apologise and they reply: “Ti rifaccio la dentatura.” Should you be concerned?
Yes – they just offered to rearrange your teeth.
No – they told you not to worry as you’ve got a nice smile.
When would you say namaste to someone?
When you leave their house
When greeting them
If you want them to leave you alone
If you agree with what they’re saying
Hakuna matata (meaning no worries) was a phrase made popular around the world by the Lion King, but which language is it?
In which country do locals use the phrase “not my circus, not my monkeys” when they mean “not my problem”?
Where would you drink Coca-Cola from this bottle?
Where do you think you are?
Where is this McDonald’s?
Where are you?
What is the third most spoken language in the US?
Which of these countries does not list Russian as an official language?
What’s special about some of the Vatican Bank’s ATMs
You can select Latin as your language
The Spanish audio option uses the Pope’s voice
While waiting for you money, you hear a prayer in your chosen language
It dispenses money in pieces of silver
Which country has the highest linguistic diversity in the world with an estimated 820 languages spoken?
Papua New Guinea
In which region can you find a remote colony of Welsh speakers?
New South Wales
The Canadian Rockies
The Swiss Alps
4 and above.
Diabolico! But at least you’re OK at English!
8 and above.
Nicht schlecht! As long as you’ve got a phrasebook handy, you’re sorted.
12 and above.
Bravísimo muy bien! You definitely know what a polyglot is.