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Language Names in the Language

We give you the name of the language in it's own language. You give us the English name.
Quiz idea ForgingIron
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Last updated: November 17, 2013
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Foreign
English
Español
Spanish
Nederlands
Dutch
Deutsch
German
Polski
Polish
Russkiy
Russian
Al-ʻarabīyah
Arabic
Tiếng Việt
Vietnamese
Foreign
English
Suomi
Finnish
Gaeilge
Irish
Nihongo
Japanese
Magyar
Hungarian
Elliniká
Greek
Hànyǔ
Chinese
Dansk
Danish
Foreign
English
Italiano
Italian
Svenska
Swedish
Norsk
Norwegian
Hrvatski
Croatian
Cymraeg
Welsh
Hangugeo
Korean
Kiswahili
Swahili
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level 75
Nov 17, 2013
Got everything except for Welsh, and still only beat 78.6%. Must be a lot of linguists on here this morning.
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level 32
Aug 12, 2015
Yes hello
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level 32
Aug 12, 2015
Got Japanese cos I learn Japanese. Guessed Korean from the Hang, which I assumed was Hangul script or language of Korean. Knew the rest. :) and got all of them and with 2:25 remaining :)
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level 59
Mar 27, 2018
Looks like Cymru, or Wales in Welsh. That's how I got it.
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level 41
Aug 19, 2018
or maybe just command+t google translate
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level 67
Nov 17, 2013
How come I got 2 wrong (Hungarian and Chinese) and still beat 83.8%?
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level 75
Nov 17, 2013
Well the sun rises earlier in Europe. All of the geniuses there probably kick the average score up pretty high before the dummies in 'merica wake up and bring down the average.
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level 75
Nov 17, 2013
In all seriousness.... it actually may have something to do with timing. I've noticed new quizzes tend to go up around 8 a.m. my time, just when I'm arriving at the office which is when I usually take the ones on the front page. At that point they are brand new and the only people who would have taken the quiz before are quiz junkies who go looking for stuff that has not been featured or people who are interested in the subject of that particular quiz and searched for it.

After any quiz has been on the front page for a few hours, though.. then lots of more casual jetpunk users including people who are not really interested in the subject of the quiz will end up taking it, and this probably does in fact bring down the average score.
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level ∞
Nov 18, 2013
The reason is that featured quizzes can be found on the site as soon as I make them (before they hit the front page). The users who find the quizzes this way tend to be serious trivia buffs.
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level 67
Nov 18, 2013
Thanks for the explanation - I understand now (maybe) :-)
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level 32
Aug 12, 2015
Yep, cant agree more
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level 75
Jan 28, 2016
yes, Yoshi. I've noticed that there are people from certain parts of the world that are never hesitant to prove certain negative stereotypes about themselves... make a sarcastic comment meant to point out such a stereotype and someone will pipe in soon enough to agree with it earnestly.
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level 62
Jan 29, 2016
Some of us use the "recent user quizzes" part of the site which is where the new quizzes go up, before they get popular enough to be on the front page. In that part, you can just scroll down until you find a title that interests you. If you are a linguist, you would just pick language quizzes. So the language quizzes get lots of linguists taking them at first, which really boosts the stats. (This is the same for any type of quiz and its respective experts.) So by the time they reach the front page, they have very high stats on them, and the front-page-only users bring the scores down a little (since they are more casual quizzers). But since everyone here is interested in taking quizzes, most people have a higher than average general knowledge. So the percentages on these quizzes are (I would guess) about twice as high as what the average person would get. Hope this helps explain the stats to any new user.
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level 75
Feb 1, 2016
User quizzes, when first created, do not grant points. User quizzes, once selected to be featured and given a star next to them, do. And there is usually a gap of several weeks or even months between when a quiz is selected to be featured and when it appears on the front page. This is my understanding, anyway.
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level 71
Nov 17, 2013
the romanization of korean blows
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level 75
Nov 18, 2013
Hangu... whatever... close enough.
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level 65
Aug 20, 2018
That is the correct Romanization after the revision of about 15 years ago. http://roman.cs.pusan.ac.kr/eng_result_all.aspx?input=%ED%95%9C%EA%B5%AD%EC%96%B4
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level 56
Aug 20, 2018
"To blow" - is that a good thing or a bad thing...?
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level 29
Nov 19, 2013
All with 2:44 left.
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level 80
Jun 4, 2014
Only had to think a moment about Korean, the rest was easy.
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level 71
Jul 24, 2014
... in its [no apostrophe] own language...
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level 23
Jan 7, 2015
100% yay with 2;30 left
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level 65
Nov 23, 2015
In the instructions, it's should be its.
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level 32
Jan 28, 2016
Chinese in Chinese is zhongwen not hanyu
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level 39
May 30, 2016
Honestly, I think either one flies. If we're really going to split hairs, "Chinese" isn't even its own language. There's Mandarin (putonghua), Cantonese (guangdonghua), and lots of other dialects, like Wu or Min. I'm not sure about this, but I think zhongwen refers to the written form? At any rate, the vast majority of China is of the Han ethnicity so really, hanyu (literally "language of the Han", so Mandarin) is probably as close as you'll get to "Chinese". I can think of like four different ways to refer to Chinese in Chinese off the top off my head, though, so I suppose it's difficult to keep them all straight.
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level 68
Aug 19, 2018
They're both fine
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level 62
Jan 29, 2016
Hahaha I can't belive that 6% could not find italian!!
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level 23
Feb 1, 2016
What about the old français?
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level 59
Sep 17, 2016
Really surprised that 12 was the average score. Thought most of these would be either obvious or common knowledge.
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level 48
May 2, 2017
Here I was thinking it was called "Norse" or "Nordic."
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level 32
Jun 30, 2018
I guessed every other balkan state exept croatia for Hrvatski lol
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level 46
Jun 30, 2018
Got all except Japanese, Chinese, and Greek. Feeling good about myself
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level 33
Aug 19, 2018
Good quiz, that was lots of fun! Didn't get Welsh and Croatian, even though Itried a few balkan languages. Welsh is pretty hard if you dont know alot about it though.
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level 31
Aug 19, 2018
Rather than acknowledging the idea, you could feature the original quiz itself. The original creator needs more than a shout-out. I'm pretty sure 95% of these users here would have taken the blatantly plagiarized quiz but not the original one. I don't know about ForgingIron themselves, but I think you need to stop copying these people. If they suggested you make a quiz that they didn't make, then do it but don't copy by any means. Please.
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level ∞
Aug 20, 2018
The credited user is not active on the site, and hasn't created a quiz in over 5 years. Please try to be a little nicer when you comment next time.
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level 67
Aug 20, 2018
Breezed through it...100% with 3.11 left
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