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Alcohol is prohibited in some Arab countries, but did you know the word alcohol originally came from the Arabic 'al-kuhul'?
The word bamboo is thought to be from Malay.
It appears in English in the 16th Century.
Helicopter was borrowed from the French word 'hélicoptère'.
However this French word was constructed from the Greek words 'helikos' and 'pteron', meaning 'spiral wing'.
Do you know what Karaoke means?
It means 'empty orchestra' in Japanese and is written カラオケ.
Los Angeles is Spanish for 'The Angels'. Los Angeles, often referred to as LA, is the most populous city in the state of California.
The Hollywood sign is a very famous landmark located in LA.
The word magazine was derived from the Arabic word 'makhazin' meaning 'storehouse'.
In the picture, 'English Club' was a magazine for English learners published by BBC English.
The word moped comes from Sweden. It is made up of mo(tor) + ped(al); early mopeds were like motorised bicycles with pedals.
In Finland people born before 1985 can drive a moped without a licence.
The word robot was first introduced by the Czech writer Karel Čapek in his play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), published in 1920.
The play begins in a factory that makes artificial people called robots.
What is a bag that is carried on your back?
It is a rucksack, which comes from German. It is a combination of 'rück' meaning back and 'sack' meaning sack.
The word shampoo came from the Hindi word 'champo'.
Sake Dean Mahomed introduced 'shampooing' to England.
Slalom comes from the Norwegian word 'slalam' and literally means sloping track.
It's now often used to describe a skiing race where people move around a series of poles, turning first one way and then the other.
Tattoo is believed to have evolved from the Polynesian word 'tatau'.
It was first written down by the British explorer Captain Cook when he visited the islands of Polynesia in the 18th Century and saw people using pigment to mark permanent designs on their skin.
The word violin came from the Italian word 'violino'.
The violin is the smallest, highest-pitched member of the violin family of string instruments.
The word yoyo is thought to have originated from the Ilocano language in the Philippines.
The word became a registered trademark in Canada in 1932 when the yo-yo toy became very popular.
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