Quiz: Can You Guess The Language Based On How It Sounds?

We tested your ability to identify written language. Now, let’s see how well you do at identifying spoken language.
November 14, 2018
Quiz: Can You Guess The Language Based On How It Sounds?

If you’re a nerd for these kinds of challenges, this probably won’t be the first guess the language quiz you’ve ever taken. But it might just be one of the most challenging.

Earlier this year, we challenged you to correctly identify the language based on how it looks. We made it especially hard by making you choose one of three languages that are somewhat linguistically or geographically related to each other, or at least easy to mix up from a foreigner’s perspective.

We took a similar approach with this quiz, except we included YouTube clips so you can test your auditory recognition skills.

Think you can ace this quiz? We wish you luck.

Now, get ready to speak a new language yourself.
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Steph is a writer, lindy hopper, and astrologer. She’s also a language enthusiast who grew up bilingual and had an early love affair with books. She has mostly proved herself as a New Yorker, and she can introduce herself in Swedish thanks to Babbel. She also speaks Russian and Spanish, but she’s a little rusty on those fronts.
Steph is a writer, lindy hopper, and astrologer. She’s also a language enthusiast who grew up bilingual and had an early love affair with books. She has mostly proved herself as a New Yorker, and she can introduce herself in Swedish thanks to Babbel. She also speaks Russian and Spanish, but she’s a little rusty on those fronts.

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