Quiz: Can You Guess What Language These Words or Phrases Are In?
Can You Guess What Language These Words or Phrases Are In?
By: Becky
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About This Quiz

Remember your high school Spanish? Prove it!

Are you monolingual, bilingual, trilingual or multilingual​? Or are you a true polyglot? Experts estimate that about 40% of the world's population is monolingual - they speak only one language. Interestingly, the percentage of folks who speak only one language is higher in Western nations than in other areas of the world. This is because there is less emphasis put on speaking multiple languages in countries such as the United States, Canada and the U.K. than in other countries. After all, everyone speaks English, right?

Well, if you are one who believes that there is value in speaking other languages, know this: roughly 43% of the world's population can speak two languages fluently, only 13% of the world's population can speak three languages fluently, and only 3% of the world's population can speak four languages fluently. Apart from those, a minuscule 1% of folks can speak five or more languages fluently - these people are called polyglots.

But, you don't have to be even bilingual to ace this quiz. We've all had some exposure to other languages, and we likely picked up a word or two here and there.

Ready to show off your linguistic skills? Let's get started!

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