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Random Translations Quiz #4

Translate these random words and phrases into English.
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First submittedJune 4, 2013
Last updatedOctober 9, 2015
Times taken24,310
Rating4.15
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Language
Word or Phrase
Translation
French
Monsieur
Mister
Au Contraire
On the Contrary
Avec Moi Ce Soir
With Me Tonight
Oui
Yes
German
Eins
One
Verboten
Prohibited
Danke
Thank You
Hebrew
L'Chaim
To Life
Italian
Fratello
Brother
Ti Amo
I Love You
Buon Compleanno!
Happy Birthday!
Arabic
Allahu Akbar
God is the Greatest
Language
Word or Phrase
Translation
Japanese
Nihon
Japan
Sayōnara
Goodbye
Latin
Bona Fide
In Good Faith
Pater
Father
Pax
Peace
Spanish
Poco a Poco
Little by Little
Luna
Moon
Nada
Nothing
Sombrero
Hat
Salsa
Sauce
Nuevo Mundo
New World
La Vida Loca
The Crazy Life
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level 76
Sep 11, 2013
got most, missed a couple. The Spanish ones easiest for me.
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level 44
Sep 11, 2013
Oddly, I got all the French ones, but missed Poco a Poco.
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level 41
Sep 11, 2013
I only got that one because I'm Italian :)
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level 49
Feb 11, 2016
I only got that because I'm a musician.
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level 50
Sep 11, 2013
I thought Nippon was Japan.
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level 40
Sep 11, 2013
Correct. Both are valid.
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level 43
Sep 11, 2013
Got 19 out of 24.
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level 56
Sep 11, 2013
Could you accept "this evening" as an alternative for "tonight"? (Ce Soir)
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level 49
Sep 11, 2013
Soir means "night", ce soir is "this night", or in English "tonight"
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level 42
Sep 11, 2013
Agreed. You really should accept "this evening" for "ce soir".
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level ∞
Sep 11, 2013
That will work now.
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level 49
Feb 11, 2016
That's a handy piece of knowledge dunkinggandalf
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level 61
Dec 7, 2016
If you know "Lady Marmalade," you know this one.
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level 70
Mar 3, 2017
Ooooohhhhhhh, so THAT'S what they're saying?!!!! (my daily dose of feeling really stupid. Thanks again JetPunk!)
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level 49
Sep 11, 2013
You should take "on the other hand" and "to disagree" for au contraire.
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level 42
Sep 11, 2013
Neither of those is a *translation* of the original phrase.
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level 38
Nov 21, 2018
"Contraire" should give you a clue. The closest translation for "contraire" is Contrary, not on the "other hand" or "to disagree."
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level 52
Apr 30, 2014
Why isn't shady hat accepted for sombrero?
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level 40
Jul 24, 2014
I just graduated as a Spanish major and I didn't know salsa meant sauce... The shame is real right now.
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level 50
Jul 28, 2014
Actually, I believe that 'Nada' means 'swim', or other conjugations. Otherwise, the phrase 'no hay nada' would be a double negative, or just redundant. Either that or I've never actually heard 'no hay nada' and just randomly made it up in my mind and convinced myself I'd heard it, which is quite possible considering my vivid imagination.
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level 76
Nov 11, 2014
English is strict about negatives (double negative creates a positive, etc.), but Spanish is not. Basically, (most) extra negatives in Spanish just add emphasis to the negativity being discussed. And, while nada CAN be a conjugation for the verb nadar (to swim - 3rd person singular), it's more often used as a noun, meaning nothing. You have to consider its context to determine its meaning.
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level 37
May 24, 2016
Nada(r) is (to) swim, but traditionally nada means zero or none
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level 75
Jan 27, 2015
Great quiz. But you need to add "Cheers" for L'chaim. It is used as a toast.
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level ∞
Oct 9, 2015
Cheers will work now.
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level 23
Jan 24, 2016
Allahu Akbar....
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level 79
May 21, 2016
Admiral Ackbar?
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level 76
May 23, 2016
If you say this with a typical American accent I believe the translation becomes "God is news"
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level 51
May 21, 2016
All but l'chaim and verboten. Cool quiz. I love language.
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level 58
May 21, 2016
They were certainly random, I give you that
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level 43
May 23, 2016
Fun quiz. Thanks. Or should I say "Danke"
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level 59
May 23, 2016
Did nobody try "Allah is the greatest"? Because I did.
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level 76
May 23, 2016
I think you mean Ali is the greatest.
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level 67
May 23, 2016
Where is Hermano?
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level 76
May 23, 2016
Who is... "Hermano??"
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level 67
May 24, 2016
We’re going to track this Hermano down, okay? And we’re going to nail him. Because if anyone’s going to go out with that girl, it’s going to be one of us.
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level 76
Apr 2, 2019
I've made a huge mistake.
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level 44
May 25, 2016
Got 13: Mainly the German and Spanish ones
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level 38
Oct 6, 2017
Hermano = Spanish; Fratello = Italian. Get it?
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level 79
May 27, 2018
Hermano traces back to Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁mn̥ (“offspring”, “seed”), which in Latin became a word referring to brothers and sisters. Fratello traces back to Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr (meaning unclear; possibly "kinsman"), which is the same source as the English word "brother."
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level 38
Nov 18, 2017
24/24 Finally!
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level 38
Aug 16, 2018
Great Idea!
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level 57
Jan 15, 2019
God is swell, no? god is just dandy, no?
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level 66
Jun 13, 2019
Looks like a lot of people need to see Fiddler on the Roof. "To life, to life L'chaim!"
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level 55
Aug 7, 2019
im confused this is for the Geography repeat test takers who brag ,i got them all , but i wrote 'to life" for Lchaim it was wrong , i tried just "life" it was wrong , then i tried Cheers and it was right as to life which was the answer that showed up anyway there are Geography test takers who brag about their prowess after acing the test the 16 th time they take it