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La Lingua Italiana (The Italian Language)

Italian is the language of art, music, and love. Many Italian words are very like English words that have a similar meaning. These words are called "cognates". How many cognates can you recognize in the questions in this quiz?


Quiz ID:#10547
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Category:Humanities > Linguistics
Created By:mosca*us*****




#1   The Italian word "bella" means beautiful or pretty. A phrase with a cognate of this Italian word could be:

#2   In Italian, the word "bicchiere" means "drinking glass". A cognate of this word would be:

#3   If you want to buy "un libro" you would go to a bookstore, as "libro" means "book". A cognate of "libro" would be:

#4   The Italian word "strada" means road or way. A cognate of "strada" would be:

#5   The Italian word for love is "amore". Which of the following is not a cognate of "amore"?

#6   If you were a tourist in Venice, you might want to take the "vaporetto", or water bus that steams up and down the Grand Canal. A cognate of "vaporetto" is:

#7   One Italian word for motor vehicle is "macchina". Can you guess a cognate for the word "macchina"?

#8   If you went skiing in Italy, you might want to find a "rifuggio", which is a ski lodge or a warming hut. A cognate for "rifuggio" would be:

#9   The Italian word "trovare" means "to find". Find a cognate of "trovare" in the phrases below:

#10   The Italian word "morto" means "dead" or "expired". Which of the following words is not a cognate of "morto"?





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