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Italian
Japanese
K
Latin
M-P
Russian
S
Spanish
S-Z

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Foreign Words & Phrases

See also Foreign Words & Phrases – Miscellaneous – where the answer is usually the non–English word or phrase itself (the question being about its origin, etc.).

A–E

Goyathlay (Geronimo)(Native American) Click to show or hide the answer
Yucatan(Native American) Click to show or hide the answer
AardvarkAfrikaans Click to show or hide the answer
Addis AbabaAmharic Click to show or hide the answer
Dar es SalaamArabic Click to show or hide the answer
HezbollahArabic Click to show or hide the answer
IslamArabic Click to show or hide the answer
Al JazeeraArabic Click to show or hide the answer
JihadArabic Click to show or hide the answer
KoranArabic Click to show or hide the answer
MonsoonArabic Click to show or hide the answer
SaharaArabic Click to show or hide the answer
Salaam (As–salamu alaykum)Arabic Click to show or hide the answer
SwahiliArabic Click to show or hide the answer
Uluru (their name for Ayers' Rock)Australian aborigine Click to show or hide the answer
Chang & Eng Click for more information Chinese (or Thai) Click to show or hide the answer
Chop sueyChinese Click to show or hide the answer
Hong KongChinese Click to show or hide the answer
ShanghaiChinese Click to show or hide the answer
Shih–tzuChinese Click to show or hide the answer
CopenhagenDanish Click to show or hide the answer
FaroeDanish Click to show or hide the answer
AardvarkDutch Click to show or hide the answer
Yacht (Jacht)Dutch Click to show or hide the answer
Esperanto(Esperanto) Click to show or hide the answer

French

Á bon marchéFrench Click to show or hide the answer
AnanasFrench Click to show or hide the answer
Au pairFrench Click to show or hide the answer
BerceuseFrench Click to show or hide the answer
BiscuitFrench Click to show or hide the answer
BouffantFrench Click to show or hide the answer
BoulangerFrench Click to show or hide the answer
BrasserieFrench Click to show or hide the answer
Cul de sacFrench Click to show or hide the answer
DetenteFrench Click to show or hide the answer
DressageFrench Click to show or hide the answer
EntenteFrench Click to show or hide the answer
Entre nousFrench Click to show or hide the answer
Esprit de corpsFrench Click to show or hide the answer
FraiseFrench Click to show or hide the answer
FramboiseFrench Click to show or hide the answer
Grand mal, Petit malFrench Click to show or hide the answer
GrenouilleFrench Click to show or hide the answer
HomardFrench Click to show or hide the answer
Hotel de Ville (France)French Click to show or hide the answer
LouvreFrench Click to show or hide the answer
Maché (as in papier maché)French Click to show or hide the answer
Mal–de–merFrench Click to show or hide the answer
Manche (La)French Click to show or hide the answer
Mardi GrasFrench Click to show or hide the answer
MarmiteFrench Click to show or hide the answer
PamplemousseFrench Click to show or hide the answer
PissenlitsFrench Click to show or hide the answer
PouceFrench Click to show or hide the answer
Pourri (as in pot–pourri)French Click to show or hide the answer
Pret–a–porterFrench Click to show or hide the answer
PruneFrench Click to show or hide the answer
PruneauFrench Click to show or hide the answer
SangfroidFrench Click to show or hide the answer
Tout de suiteFrench Click to show or hide the answer
Vol–au–ventFrench Click to show or hide the answer

Gaelic, Gallic

DublinGaelic Click to show or hide the answer
Fianna FailGaelic Click to show or hide the answer
Sinn FeinGaelic Click to show or hide the answer
InverGallic Click to show or hide the answer
Kyle (of Lochalsh)Gallic Click to show or hide the answer
StrathGallic Click to show or hide the answer

German

AdlerGerman Click to show or hide the answer
BlitzkriegGerman Click to show or hide the answer
Donner und BlitzenGerman Click to show or hide the answer
Eine kleine NachtmusikGerman Click to show or hide the answer
ErsatzGerman Click to show or hide the answer
FledermausGerman Click to show or hide the answer
FuhrerGerman Click to show or hide the answer
GauleiterGerman Click to show or hide the answer
LagerGerman Click to show or hide the answer
LuftwaffeGerman Click to show or hide the answer
Mein KampfGerman Click to show or hide the answer
Osterglocke(n)German Click to show or hide the answer
PferdGerman Click to show or hide the answer
Poltergeist (literally)German Click to show or hide the answer
RadGerman Click to show or hide the answer
RathausGerman Click to show or hide the answer
RindfleischGerman Click to show or hide the answer
SchwarzwaldGerman Click to show or hide the answer
TannenbaumGerman Click to show or hide the answer
VolkswagenGerman Click to show or hide the answer
WehrmachtGerman Click to show or hide the answer
ZwiebelGerman Click to show or hide the answer

Greek

In many cases, these are not actual Greek words but have been made up from Greek roots.

(This could equally be said of some words in other sections of this page.)

AcropolisGreek Click to show or hide the answer
AtomGreek Click to show or hide the answer
EurekaGreek Click to show or hide the answer
Hippopotamus (hippopotamos)Greek Click to show or hide the answer
Kyrie EleisonGreek Click to show or hide the answer
MartyrGreek Click to show or hide the answer
Proto–Greek Click to show or hide the answer
PterodactylGreek Click to show or hide the answer
UtopiaGreek Click to show or hide the answer

H–I

HonoluluHawaiian Click to show or hide the answer
WikiHawaiian Click to show or hide the answer
GolgothaHebrew Click to show or hide the answer
MessiahHebrew Click to show or hide the answer
RabbiHebrew Click to show or hide the answer
ShalomHebrew Click to show or hide the answer
Tel AvivHebrew Click to show or hide the answer
RajHindi, Urdu, etc. Click to show or hide the answer
EskimoInuit Click to show or hide the answer
NanookInuit Click to show or hide the answer
Leprechaun(Old Irish) Click to show or hide the answer

Italian

See also Types of Pasta in Food.

Al frescoItalian Click to show or hide the answer
CalabreseItalian Click to show or hide the answer
Calcio (the Italian name for football) Italian Click to show or hide the answer
Cosa nostra (Mafia)Italian Click to show or hide the answer
Gamba (as in viola da gamba)Italian Click to show or hide the answer
Graffio (origin of grafitti)Italian Click to show or hide the answer
La TraviataItalian Click to show or hide the answer
LibrettoItalian Click to show or hide the answer
Nessun dormaItalian Click to show or hide the answer
PagliacciItalian Click to show or hide the answer
Poco a pocoItalian Click to show or hide the answer
Quattro Stagioni (concertos and pizza!)Italian Click to show or hide the answer
Scala (La – Milan's opera house)Italian Click to show or hide the answer
SeraglioItalian Click to show or hide the answer
TintorettoItalian Click to show or hide the answer
UffiziItalian Click to show or hide the answer
VespaItalian Click to show or hide the answer
ZingariItalian Click to show or hide the answer

Japanese

BonsaiJapanese Click to show or hide the answer
Hara kiriJapanese Click to show or hide the answer
Hinomaru (Japan's national flag)Japanese Click to show or hide the answer
HitachiJapanese Click to show or hide the answer
JudoJapanese Click to show or hide the answer
KamikazeJapanese Click to show or hide the answer
KaraokeJapanese Click to show or hide the answer
KarateJapanese Click to show or hide the answer
KendoJapanese Click to show or hide the answer
KimonoJapanese Click to show or hide the answer
KyotoJapanese Click to show or hide the answer
Oshogatsu ('the pure month')Japanese Click to show or hide the answer
RyokanJapanese Click to show or hide the answer
SayonaraJapanese Click to show or hide the answer
ShintoJapanese Click to show or hide the answer
TokyoJapanese Click to show or hide the answer
TsunamiJapanese Click to show or hide the answer

K

Alma Ata (former capital of Khazakstan)Kazakh Click to show or hide the answer
Hyundai Korean Click to show or hide the answer

Latin

Agnus DeiLatin Click to show or hide the answer
AlibiLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Alma materLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Alter egoLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Anno dominiLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Bona fideLatin Click to show or hide the answer
CaligulaLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Carpe diemLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Caveat emptorLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Cave canemLatin Click to show or hide the answer
CiceroLatin Click to show or hide the answer
CirrusLatin Click to show or hide the answer
(In) compos mentisLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Cum grano salisLatin Click to show or hide the answer
CumulusLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Curriculum vitaeLatin Click to show or hide the answer
De facto Click for more information Latin Click to show or hide the answer
De jureLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Dei gratiaLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Deo volenteLatin Click to show or hide the answer
DexterLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Ecce HomoLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Ex cathedraLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Fasces (origin of 'fascist')Latin Click to show or hide the answer
FidoLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Habeas corpus (literally)Latin Click to show or hide the answer
Id estLatin Click to show or hide the answer
In cameraLatin Click to show or hide the answer
In vitroLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Intra viresLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Lapsus linguaeLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Locum (tenens)Latin Click to show or hide the answer
LudoLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Mea culpaLatin Click to show or hide the answer
MensaLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Mens sana in corpore sanoLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Modus operandiLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Nil desperandumLatin Click to show or hide the answer
NisiLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Nolens volensLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Obiit sine proleLatin Click to show or hide the answer
OmnibusLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Onus probandiLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Per diemLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Post mortemLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Prima facieLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Pro rataLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Quid pro quoLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Quo vadisLatin Click to show or hide the answer
SinisterLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Sub poenaLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Sub rosaLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Tempus fugitLatin Click to show or hide the answer
Terra firmaLatin Click to show or hide the answer
VetoLatin Click to show or hide the answer
VolvoLatin Click to show or hide the answer

M–P

Mata HariMalay Click to show or hide the answer
Orang–utanMalay Click to show or hide the answer
Kuala LumpurMalaysian Click to show or hide the answer
Kia–oraMaori Click to show or hide the answer
Genghis KhanMongolian Click to show or hide the answer
GobiMongolian Click to show or hide the answer
Dalai LamaMongolian / Tibetan Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Burkina FasoMossi / Dyula Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
PopocatapetlNahuatl Click to show or hide the answer
AyatollahPersian Click to show or hide the answer
KebabPersian (originally) Click to show or hide the answer
Koh–i–NoorPersian Click to show or hide the answer
Taleb (plural taleban)Persian Click to show or hide the answer
Auto–da–féPortuguese Click to show or hide the answer
GarrinchaPortuguese Click to show or hide the answer
Rio de JaneiroPortuguese Click to show or hide the answer
MonsoonPortuguese, Malay, Arabic Click to show or hide the answer
PunjabPunjabi Click to show or hide the answer

Russian

BabooshkaRussian Click to show or hide the answer
BolshevikRussian Click to show or hide the answer
BolshoiRussian Click to show or hide the answer
BorzoiRussian Click to show or hide the answer
GlasnostRussian Click to show or hide the answer
KremlinRussian Click to show or hide the answer
MenshevikRussian Click to show or hide the answer
MirRussian Click to show or hide the answer
PerestroikaRussian Click to show or hide the answer
Pivo Click for more informationRussian Click to show or hide the answer
PravdaRussian Click to show or hide the answer
RasputinRussian Click to show or hide the answer
SoyuzRussian Click to show or hide the answer
SputnikRussian Click to show or hide the answer
TovarischRussian Click to show or hide the answer
VodkaRussian Click to show or hide the answer

S

BuddhaSanskrit Click to show or hide the answer
HimalayaSanskrit Click to show or hide the answer
MahatmaSanskrit Click to show or hide the answer
Auld lang syne (literally)Scots Click to show or hide the answer

Spanish

AlcatrazSpanish (archaic) Click to show or hide the answer
AmarilloSpanish Click to show or hide the answer
AngosturaSpanish Click to show or hide the answer
ArmadaSpanish Click to show or hide the answer
Bamba (La)Spanish Click to show or hide the answer
Buenos AiresSpanish Click to show or hide the answer
CasablancaSpanish Click to show or hide the answer
CorridaSpanish Click to show or hide the answer
Costa BravaSpanish Click to show or hide the answer
La CucarachaSpanish Click to show or hide the answer
Fray BentosSpanish Click to show or hide the answer
ManzanaSpanish Click to show or hide the answer
NaranjaSpanish Click to show or hide the answer
NicaraguaSpanish Click to show or hide the answer
PradoSpanish Click to show or hide the answer
Puerto RicoSpanish Click to show or hide the answer
Sierra MadreSpanish Click to show or hide the answer
Temprano (dim. Tempranillo)Spanish Click to show or hide the answer
Tia MariaSpanish Click to show or hide the answer
Tierra del FuegoSpanish Click to show or hide the answer
Veracruz Spanish (and Portuguese) Click to show or hide the answer
ZorroSpanish Click to show or hide the answer

S–Z

JamboSwahili Click to show or hide the answer
UhuruSwahili Click to show or hide the answer
CurryTamil Click to show or hide the answer
ThailandThai Click to show or hide the answer
TabooTongan Click to show or hide the answer
KismetTurkish Click to show or hide the answer
Shish (as in "shish kebab")Turkish Click to show or hide the answer
Rogan joshUrdu Click to show or hide the answer
ArafWelsh Click to show or hide the answer
CorgiWelsh Click to show or hide the answer
CroesoWelsh Click to show or hide the answer
CrwthWelsh Click to show or hide the answer
HeddluWelsh Click to show or hide the answer
LlynWelsh Click to show or hide the answer
Ish kabibbleYiddish Click to show or hide the answer

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