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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
Where does the word "hamburger" come from?

The saxophone is a musical instrument that was invented in ___________.

What does it generally mean to be "Machiavellian"?

I am starting a new job, and my boss is giving me advice about my work. He is my ________.

After the earthquake destroyed half of the city, there was _________ in the streets.

Mr E. is a very strict worm. He does not have a lot of things and never goes out to party. He lives a ___________ existence.

When they found out that the car company lied about the safety of their vehicles, many people __________ the company.

Mr. E called James a male ________ pig because James said women are not as good as men.

In the city of Hamburg, hamburgers used to be served ____________.

Who invented the saxophone?


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107 Comments on “Learn Vocabulary: English words that come from other languages”


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I got new words. Thank you, James :) Interesting!

Monday, July 20th 2015

    Hi James, Sincerely I appreciate a lot your effort in your classes, I have been improving my English very fast, thank you very much!!

    Tuesday, July 21st 2015

    satan also came form the arabic word shetan شيطان
    banana from banan which mean a finger موز
    thanks james

    Thursday, July 23rd 2015

You speak too fast, James, sometimes it’s hard for me, but I like to hear you. Thank you!

Monday, July 20th 2015

    For the same video but on Youtube you can find Trascript of text of lesson in MORE information line!

    Wednesday, July 22nd 2015

Thank you for the lesson!

Monday, July 20th 2015

ohhh jaimes I love all ur lessons and the way u teach tank u very much :)

Monday, July 20th 2015

Creative way to learn english and at the same time getting more knowledge about the origin words. Waiting for your next lesson.

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

dude, you’re just like a google.

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

I always love a little bit of history on EngVid, it brings me back on the school days, I kinda prefer here. Haha! Nah, they were good. I had pretty good times. :D

Anyways, it was good to learn the origin of those words. I can’t think of a word that came from Portuguese. It doesn’t come to mind right now. Does any of the Brazilians or Portuguese here know any?

Thanks, James for one more lesson! My knowledge always improves watching you.

I got 8/10 just so you know. Bye!

Take care so you can keep teaching us. ;)

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

    I don’t remember any word that comes from Portuguese either. Indeed, I think there’s no word that comes from our language!

    Wednesday, July 29th 2015

I cann’t catch you. I didn’t understand what you said , you speak so fast but I like you .

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

Hi James.I would like to contact with you in Skype if you dont mind).Is it possible ?

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

I got new words, thank you. But, you speak too fast. Sometimes i did’n hear you :(

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

you are awesome James… i love all your tutorials… looking forward for more..

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

Thanks James!

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

It was hard, but I got 100% correct.

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

Hello! I don’t know what is more fun, your lesson or some answers of the quiz: I laugh a lot. Thank you very much, James, I like so much learning in this way…

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

hi i am new student her and i don’t know where i can begin studied please help

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

Thank you James!

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

yey! Thank so much teacher!

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

I like your lessons so much!

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

Thank You For The Lesson James, I got 10/10 100%!

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

    Congratulations! So did I :)))

    Friday, December 4th 2015

Fun Lesson James!

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

thank you :)

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

Marvelous class, James.

Brazil is a recent country (not so new, by the way), thus I think it is difficult to find a general word in English which came from Brazil.

Brazilian nuts, the fruit, does not count, right? This is not a word. Neither brazilian wax. :-)

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

very interesting lesson. thank you james.

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

Thank you

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

What an impressive style of teaching! Thanks, I do appreciate that James :)

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015

Thank you.
I got new words.

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015

Thank you very much teacher

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015

For the same video but on Youtube you can find Trascript of text of lesson in MORE information line!

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015

Nice lesson thanks James you´re a nice friend and teacher .

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015

Muito bom, obrigada

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015

thank you i have got anew word,,,,,,

Thursday, July 23rd 2015

curious, looking forward to new lessons!

Thursday, July 23rd 2015

Not to bad

Thursday, July 23rd 2015

Nice!! I already tought hard his speech but for now
I did not think too fast, maybe I getting used.

Thursday, July 23rd 2015

Thank you saw much Mr james

Thursday, July 23rd 2015

thanks very much

Friday, July 24th 2015

Great, and Ulysses is the latin name for Odysseus.

Friday, July 24th 2015

thx a lot james you are giving us such of nice inform .. you are our mentor ..hahaha

Friday, July 24th 2015

thank you

Friday, July 24th 2015

Great lesson James!

Friday, July 24th 2015

Thank you for the lesson!

Friday, July 24th 2015

very very Good one .

Sunday, July 26th 2015

Thank you James! because I like the way you take classes with your personality is interested one in the class.

Sunday, July 26th 2015

hi James i think,that you are the first teacher that i really love and i enjoy the way you study us thank you very mush and you are the most teacher i ever liked

Monday, July 27th 2015

James, thank for lesson but you forgot most common foreign word :) The word which is all around us. It is a robot! And it is from Czech language. It was first time mentioned in sci-fi play R.U.R (can find on wiki) by Karel Čapek in 1920. Did you know it? It comes from word “robota” old Czech expression of hard work (usually in agriculture or factory).

Monday, July 27th 2015

I like your lessons, Mr. James!
Thanks!

Tuesday, July 28th 2015

Thx Another Great Lesson James, Also I Think The Word Of “Guarantee” Cames From Spain!

Tuesday, July 28th 2015

Thanks!

Wednesday, July 29th 2015

Great lesson James! Thanks!

Wednesday, July 29th 2015

great lesson! thx james.
it’s really the one i wish to know.
i got only 70 at review test but i’ll keep going everyday.

Thursday, July 30th 2015

A turtleneck in the middle of the Summer? James, man, you are definitely a fashion slave, aren’t you?

Thursday, July 30th 2015

Thanks for this interesting lesson!Got 10 out of 10^^

Thursday, July 30th 2015

I like your lessons, Mr. James!
Thanks
and pleas send more lesson
Iam waiting…….

Thursday, July 30th 2015

I got 9/10. Thank you for this lesson James!

Saturday, August 1st 2015

    congratulations!But I only got 6/10,so disappointed!

    Thursday, August 6th 2015

      You don’t have reason to be disappointed Drexler. Keep working on your English, remember, practice makes perfect!

      Thursday, August 6th 2015

Very good, thanks.

Saturday, August 1st 2015

Ok,now I clearly misunderstood: the 1st question(on the quiz) about the hamburger! Lol, now the word ham-bur came from France right, but my miss understanding was from the question where does the word hamburger comes from silly me chose America.. now I get it! Thanks James you is truly a blessing.. thank you!

Sunday, August 2nd 2015

I think it’s too difficult for me to remember all these words,but I will show my effort to you.
In fact,you speak so fast that I couldn’t follow you at all some occasionally,please slow down to fit our ears,thank you.

Thursday, August 6th 2015

hi i got 9/10.
great lesson! i learned which is i really don’t know about it.
thx james.
i ‘m bit disappointed.
What does it generally mean to be “Machiavellian”?
to be macho
to be evil
to be Italian (I chose)
to be a maki
but in this result this answer was wrong.i dont know why?

Thursday, August 6th 2015

I love you James! Thank you

Thursday, August 6th 2015

Mr James , German thrash Brazil in word cup. much worse

Wednesday, August 12th 2015

After watching the video ,I met the problem asked “Where the humberger come from?” in my English listening test,and I easily answered it before the conversation started,that’s really awesome!
PS:it’s my e-mail address:382509183@qq.com

Thursday, August 13th 2015

Nice!!! I’m learning english and culture at the same time.

Thursday, August 20th 2015

Thank you so much James. Sometimes I didn’t understand Whay do you say, because you can fast speaking. But I like your speaking way. Thank you for teaching

Saturday, August 22nd 2015

I have a new understanding on the words now thanks Mr. James :)

Monday, August 24th 2015

Hi James,

The lesson is awesome and you see to it that none gets distracted from your class

Tuesday, August 25th 2015

great lesson

Sunday, August 30th 2015

Gracias por la lección y el entusiasmo en las explicaciones.

Monday, August 31st 2015

Thank you

Friday, September 4th 2015

Hi James, I so love your lessons. thanx alot.
so, what about Russian wosds, do you have some in your language? apart from Balalayka and matryoshki =)

Friday, September 11th 2015

    Yes, we do! “Balaclava”, “intelligentsia”, “taiga” (there is a lot of taiga in Canada), “czar” (from *tsar*), and “beluga” (the white Arctic whale) are a few.

    Friday, September 11th 2015

      Sorry, but Balaklava is the Crimean Tatar word (Balıqlava, Балыкълава).
      Is the name of the settlement in Crimea.
      This name is mentioned for 1200 years before the first occupation of the Crimea Russian Empire.

      Wednesday, November 18th 2015

        I did not know that! Thanks!

        Wednesday, November 18th 2015

Very very good explanation

Saturday, September 19th 2015

hello james !you can speak slowly ? i don’t catch that .because my english is very badly

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015

    you can change your settings with the bottom of gear on your screen and choose a speed is comfortable for you :)

    Friday, December 4th 2015

Professor James,regarding the English language
you’re really on the ball.

Thanks, again.

Monday, October 12th 2015

I cant play videos what shoud I do?

Tuesday, October 13th 2015

You’re amazing teacher, I love studing with U

Saturday, October 17th 2015

i enjoy watching your video. its help me a lot. thanks!

Tuesday, October 20th 2015

ı like u man

Sunday, November 1st 2015

Great lesson James, thank you! About the world cup example, may you can change it, hahaha after 7×1 to Germany, bedlam is our name when we think in futball hahahaha

Thursday, November 5th 2015

Fantastic classe, Thanks!

Saturday, November 7th 2015

    Sorry! Fantastic lesson.

    Saturday, November 7th 2015

Thank you so much! Mr James

Tuesday, December 1st 2015

Thank you for your lessons :)
I’ve looked for lessons like yours for a long time and now I’m here :))) I’m sure I’ll learn English)

Friday, December 4th 2015

Thank you for lesson. Here are Turkish words Kebab and yogurt :D

Saturday, December 12th 2015

thanks a lot James your class arepretty good

Thursday, December 17th 2015

Cool!

Wednesday, January 6th 2016

Thank you, I love your funny way to teach us, thank you, greetings

Friday, January 15th 2016

Thanks. You speak fast. Omg. Haha. But i think it is my challenge!

Saturday, January 23rd 2016

thank you!it is cool lesson

Friday, February 12th 2016

you are my mentor.
thangs for teaching.

Wednesday, February 17th 2016

Thanks a lot Mr. E

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016

This Lesson drive me bedlam.
Cause Words are spartan exsitence,but you qoute a lot things that I don’t understand…I got Confused.

Thursday, March 24th 2016

Thanks a lot from Brazil! Greta lesson. I did 10/10!

And I can’t remember any word in English that came from the Portuguese.

Thursday, March 31st 2016

90
Thanks Germany
i should know about hamburger more

Friday, April 8th 2016

very interesting lesson,thank you very much

Thursday, May 19th 2016

And are there any russian words in english? It seems no wonder happened. Anyway I love EngVid teachers sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much.

Monday, August 15th 2016
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