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Do you know the meaning of the listed foreign words and phrases?





Questions



  1. Carpe diem
  2. Zeitgeist
  3. Magnum opus
  4. Verboten






  5. Billet-doux
  6. In camera
  7. Dolce vita
  8. Entente cordiale
  9. Deo volente
  10. Caveat emptor


Answers:



  1. Make the most of the present time (literally 'seize the day') (Latin)
  2. Spirit of the times (literally 'time spirit') (German)
  3. The most important work of a writer, artist, etc. (literally ‘great work’) (Latin)
  4. Forbidden (German)
  5. A love letter (literally 'sweet note') (French)
  6. In private (literally 'in the chamber') (Latin)
  7. Sweet life (Italian)
  8. A friendly understanding (between states) (French)






  9. God willing (Latin)
  10. Let the buyer beware (Latin)















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