Foreign words and phrases - Meanings and Examples - Part II
Foreign Phrases - Meanings and Examples - Part II Pick the correct meaning for each of the following foreign phrases1. Lingua franca (Italian):
a. French language
b. Frankly speaking
c. Common language for communication
d. Language of the majorityView Answer / Hide Answer
2. Impasse (French):
ANSWER: c. Common language for communication
Example: The universal lingua franca of our age is information.
a. A pass
b. A path
c. Pass by
d. A deadlockView Answer / Hide Answer
3. In memoriam (Latin):
ANSWER: d. A deadlock
Example: They have got to break the impasse on this.
c. To the memory (of)
d. MementoView Answer / Hide Answer
4. Anno Domini (Latin):
ANSWER: c. To the memory (of)
Example: Tennyson wrote a book in memoriam his friend.
a. Before Christ
b. In the year of Christ
c. After Christ
d. Antichrist View Answer / Hide Answer
5. Ad hoc (Latin):
ANSWER: b. In the year of Christ
Example: Anno Domini is used in its abbreviation as A.D.
c. For general purpose
d. For a specific purposeView Answer / Hide Answer
6. En masse (French):
ANSWER: d. For a specific purpose
Example: The college advertised a few ad hoc lecturers' posts.
b. In bulk
c. All together
d. GenerallyView Answer / Hide Answer
7. Gens de letters (French)
ANSWER: c. All together
Example: The crowd attacked en masse at the thief.
a. Literary man
b. Gentle man
d. Man of languagesView Answer / Hide Answer
8. In toto (Latin):
ANSWER: a. Literary man
Example: Socrates was a gens de letters.
b. On the whole
d. A totemView Answer / Hide Answer
9. Chef (French):
ANSWER: b. On the whole
Example: In toto, they paid more than they had expected.
d. ChangeView Answer / Hide Answer
10. Cara Sposa (Italian):
ANSWER: a. Cook
Example: The chef in the hotel next to my house is very talented.
a. Clear speech
b. Dear wife
c. My car
d. Special personView Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: b. Dear wife
Example: Oh my cara sposa! Don't leave me like this.