Quiz: If We Give You a Phrase, Can You Tell Us Which European Language It's Written In?
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If We Give You a Phrase, Can You Tell Us Which European Language It's Written In?
By: Isadora Teich
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About This Quiz

Are you a student of European languages? Do you think you could identify the language if we gave you a phrase? Take this How Stuff Works quiz to test your knowledge of European languages.

Did you know that there are roughly 445 languages currently spoken in Europe? However, about 90% of the population of Europe speak one of three types of languages: Slavic, Germanic, and Romance. The speakers of these languages are relatively equal with more than 200 million native speakers each. 

Slavic languages are languages such as Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian. Of these languages, Russian is the most widely spoken, with more than 100 million native speakers. Of the Germanic languages, which include German and Dutch, there are roughly 210 million native speakers. And, of the Romance languages, which include French, Spanish, and Italian, there are, again, roughly 210 million speakers.

But, let's be serious, you probably didn't study an obscure European language in school, so unless you grew up speaking one, you'd be at a disadvantage when taking this quiz. We have tried to incorporate languages that many people would be familiar with, so there's no need to phone a friend for help.

Let's find out how much you really know about European languages.

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