Language Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

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When the Voyager Space Probe set off into space on the ultimate adventure, it needed to say hello. So it was equipped with audio files etched onto a gold plated record intended to be heard by whatever form of life it might come across. This fascinating video is one of these files and it contains greetings and welcome messages in 55 different languages.

How many languages did you identify?

We will probably never leave planet Earth, but we do need to be able to say hello when we go on our travels and meet people from other countries.

Given that there are over 7 million people on the planet, how you would cope if you had to say ‘hello’ in their own language?

Here’s a language quiz

From what country are these greetings:



Hej




 

Selamat pagi





 

Kia ora





 

Lang1






 

Ia ora na





Language_2





 

Salutamu





 

Lang_3





 

Sawubona





 

Saluto





Lang_4





 

Rimaykullayki





 

Bone die





Saluton





Lang_5





 

Tere





 

Terve




 

Quite difficult I think. There are about 3000 languages spoken around the world. This is a very, very small selection. How did you score?

Please leave a comment below.

Here’s a link to an article about teaching English abroad





ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Giovanna Sanguinetti has been a teacher for many years and loves teaching dyslexic children. She is a qualified and experienced teacher of drama and theatre arts too. Her big love is theatre directing. She lives in London and is currently embarking on a very exciting project home educating her son through his exams years of school. While she does this she will continue writing online about education. Giovanna also loves adventure travel and is passionate about responsible and sustainable travel. She enjoys writing about this and has her own brand-new website. She is also the Travel Feature Editor on Tastes Magazine.

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