Study Material for SSC CGL, CHSL, MTS, Prasar Bharti, FCI Exams : Foreign Words & Phrases

Foreign Words & Phrases

1. Ab initio (Latin) — From the beginning.

2. Aborigine (Latin) — Native, any of the earliest known inhabitants of a certain region.

3. Actionnaire (French) — Shareholder.

4. Actualite (French) — Real existence; appropriateness.

5. Ad hoc (Latin) — For the special purpose.

6. Ad interim (Latin) — In the meantime; temporary.

7. Ad libitum (Latin) — As one pleases.

8. Ad referendum (Latin) — For further consideration.

9. Ad valorem (Latin) — According to value.

10. A Dio (Italian) — To God; — Addio! Adieu!

11. Bacchus (Latin, Greek) — The god of wine.

12. Basta (Italian) — Enough ! No more !

13. Bastide (French) — A French country house.

14. Beau garcon (French) — A handsome man.

15. Beau jour (French) — Fine day, good times.

16. Beaux-arts (French) — The fine arts.

17. Beneficiare (French) — The person receiving benctits.

18. Bene qui latiut bene vixit (Latin) — He has lived\ell who has lived obscure.

19. Billet-doux (French) — A love letter.

20. Cadre (French) — A frame, a scheme; a list of officers.

21. Cafe (French) — Coffee.

22. Camaraderie (French) — Comrade; Friendly fellowship.

23. Carpe diem (Latin) — Enjoy the present day.

24. Cara sposa (Italian) — Dear wife.

25. Chef (French) — A cook in charge of a kitchen; head cook

26. Chesara’ Sara’ (Italian) — What will be will be.

27. Danke, Schoon (German) — Many thanks.

28. De bonne grace (French) — With good grace.

29. De facto (Latin) — In fact, actually.

30. De jure (Latin) — In the law; by right.

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