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Can You Guess What All of These Foreign Words Mean?
by Tasha Moore
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We satisfy your curiosity for languages with this fantastic foreign language quiz. You'll learn everyday words in remote dialects like Kannada or more common vernacular like Japanese. To make this tonguey feat sweeter, we clue you in on regional facts and real-world uses of speech you may not hear on the regular. Start building basic world vocabulary here.

There are thousands of languages and regional dialects still in existence. English is one of the most widely spoken languages, with close to one billion native and non-native speakers across the globe. And you probably have guessed that Spanish is a hot commodity; the Castilian tongue has half a billion speakers, native and non-native, many thanks to the legacy of the Spanish Empire which spread the easy-to-learn language throughout the four corners of the Earth. You'll encounter Spanish speakers in most of the continents, especially the Americas, where early Spanish conquerors did most of their work. 

Not too long ago, university business majors were strongly advised to learn Japanese as a second language, because Japan was a hub of financial activity at the end of the twentieth century. Globalization in the twenty-first century has altered how the movers and shakers communicate. English and Japanese remain languages shared in business circles, but Mandarin also plays a part among the money mavens.

No matter what your day job may be, it's wise to assemble a reserve of distant-word knowledge. Let us help you build a solid foundation!

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