Loanwords used in English

The following quiz includes words commonly used in English, but have been borrowed from other languages from all around the world.
Quiz by kaanivore
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Last updated: July 9, 2014
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Singing over backing tracks
Japanese
Karaoke
A nursery school
German
Kindergarten
The feeling of having already experienced this
French
Déjà vu
A large wave usually caused by earthquakes
Japanese
Tsunami
A woodframe used for painting
Dutch
Easel
Violating a commonly accepted social rule
French
Faux Pas
An ardent admirer of something
Spanish
Aficionado
Taking pleasure in another's misfortune
German
Schadenfreude
A spoiled, ill tempered person
Italian
Prima Donna
A black religious cult
Kwa
Voodoo
Hint
Origin
Answer
A double, or look-alike person
German
Doppelgänger
Bedtime attire
Urdu
Pyjamas
The Spirit of the Times
German
Zeitgeist
Taking the law into their own hands
Spanish
Vigilante
An icon representing a person on the internet
Sanskrit
Avatar
Compressed cannabis
Arabic
Hashish
Enthusiastic in battle
Chinese
Gung Ho
Trousers held up by straps
Hindi
Dungaree
Compelling attractiveness or charm
Greek
Charisma
A legal official who investigates complaints
Swedish
Ombudsman
6 Comments
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Level 77
Jul 9, 2014
I believe the trousers should be pluralized. End in 's'. Also There's a tiny spelling flip in "fan or something" (I believe it should be of). "An icon used on the internet" is also a rather vague clue. Perhaps "An icon representing a person on the internet"?

Otherwise I believe it's a great quiz. The funny thing is I actually used "zeitgeist" in a comment on facebook today. I never used the word before, I think.

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Level 65
Jul 9, 2014
Thanks, only my second quiz so appreciate the help! Fixed the typo and the vague hint.
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Level 37
Sep 20, 2018
Really interesting quiz. Could you do some more?
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Level 58
May 13, 2022
I have never seen pajamas spelt like that
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Level 69
Feb 13, 2023
I don’t think an English speaker has ever said “ombudsman” lmao
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Level 65
Feb 16, 2023
This could be UK specific, but it's a commonly used word in the UK