Foreign words and phrases - Meanings and Examples - Part IV
Choose the correct meaning of these foreign phrases. 1. Estancia (Spanish):
c. Landed estate
d. Aesthetic View Answer / Hide Answer
2. Id est (Latin):
ANSWER: c. Landed estate
Example: They own a huge estancia by the sea.
a. That is
b. And that
c. As well as
d. I amView Answer / Hide Answer
3. Au revoire (French):
ANSWER: a. That is
Example: It happened two months ago i.e. in November.
a. Another river
b. The reverse
d. AdieuView Answer / Hide Answer
4. Bourgeoisie (French):
ANSWER: d. Adieu
Example: Au revoir, my friend! See you soon.
c. Middle class
d. PositionView Answer / Hide Answer
5. Carpe diem (Latin):
ANSWER: c. Middle class
Example: The bourgeoisie will never support anything which affects a nation's economy.
a. A single dime
b. Seize the day
c. Lose a day
d. A single momentView Answer / Hide Answer
6. Ad valorem (Latin):
ANSWER: b. Seize the day
Example: The release of Dead Poets Society made a big impression, and he embraced its core message of carpe diem.
a. Such valor
b. According to value
c. Add value
d. To the tune ofView Answer / Hide Answer
7. Beneficiare (French):
ANSWER: b. According to value
Example: For most people, negotiating property tax value or ad valorem tax value is more of an art than a science.
d. BeneficiaryView Answer / Hide Answer
8. Fait accompli (French):
ANSWER: d. Beneficiary
Example: The dead rich man's only beneficiare is also dead.
a. Something that has already happened and can't be reversed
c. Fate's doing
d. DestinyView Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: a. Something that has already happened and can't be reversed
Example: The results were presented to shareholders as a fait accompli.
d. Tool View Answer / Hide Answer
10. En route (French):
ANSWER: b. Star
Example: I am particularly fond of the Atoile over there.
b. Passing by
c. On the way
d. A crossingView Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: c. On the way
Example: My school is en route your office.